Coach Miller is entering into her fourth season at York College. She was a Panther and played at York College from 1997-2000. She earned MCAC All-Conference honors as a pitcher. She was the first York College Softball player to earn MCAC Player of the Week honors and NAIA Pitcher of the Week honors. Miller is attributed to helping build the softball program at York College. After the 1998 season the college had considered dropping the program and she and her teammates convinced the President of the college to keep the program and helped recruit a new coach and players. Her senior year the team won 30 games and qualified for Regional’s, the first time in school history. In 2001, Miller finished her college career as a member of the coaching staff and graduated with a degree in History. She later accepted a position in the Admissions Office where she recruited for the college from 2002-2005.
Coach Miller is native to the Central Valley, growing up in Madera, Calif. She is the daughter of John & Yvonne Arellano. Miller gives credit to her dad and sister Victoria for teaching her how to play softball. Prior to her collegiate career, Miller was a starting pitcher and outfielder on the varsity squad at Madera High School for four seasons, being coached/mentored by Judy Shaubach, who celebrated her 500th career win in 2012, and continues to be the winningest female softball coach in Central Section history. Miller attributes her pitching success to her mentor and pitching coach, Leroy Zimmerman. “Mr. Z” who was inducted into the International Softball Hall of Fame in 1971. Miller’s passion for coaching comes from her deep love of the game and the coaching she was blessed with growing up.
Miller is the proud wife of Retired Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth Miller of the United States Coast Guard. Together they have two daughters, Peyton and Aubrey.
Coach Miller is supported by her hometown fans:
Seamus Wilmot & Kitrena Swanson
Czar & Birgitta Piamonte
Jared & Annie Johnson
Tim & Kathy Bruner
In Memory of Dr. Mark Moore
Kenny Miller is beginning his 3rd season as an Assistant Coach with his wife, Head Coach, Roni Miller. The previous 2 seasons, "Coach Kenny" served as the head recruiting coordinator for the West Coast while he finished his 20 year service in the United States Coast Guard, stationed in Alameda, Calif.
Kenny retired in July as a Chief Warrant Officer. His loyal service to our country is something that York College is truly grateful for.
Kenny's previous coaching experience comes from coaching high school softball at Dublin High School (Dublin, Calif.) and Encinal High School (Alameda, Calif.).
Coach Kenny enjoys playing rugby. He was a proud member of the US Coast Guard rugby team and the Old Aztec Rugby Club of San Diego, Calif. He is the son of Gene and Sidney Miller (Madera, Calif.) and the proud Daddy to his two daughters Peyton (7 years) and Aubrey (4 years).
Kaylen Rodrigues is entering her first season as an assistant coach and second season on staff. Before transferring to York, she spent the previous three seasons as a player at Bethel College, KS. She was named a KCAC scholar in 2015 and 2016, received the Champions of Character award in 2015, and was named an NAIA scholar in 2016.
She graduated from York College in May 2017 with a degree in English Education. In 2013, she graduated from Byng High School in Ada, OK. Her sister, Kendall, is a sophomore on the Panther basketball team. Her parents, Matt and Kelly Fike, are graduates of York and her Dad is currently the Head Coach of the Men's and Women's golf teams here at YC . Her youngest sister, Kirsten, is going to be a Freshman at York High School. Kaylen and her husband Justin Rodrigues were married this past summer and we are thrilled that they have decided to make York their home!
Coach Brianna Perez is starting her first coaching season at York College. She graduated from York College with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2016 and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. She played softball at York College for two years from 2014-2016.
During her time as a Panther she played short stop and centerfield She earned All KCAC first team honors, NFCA All Region first team honors, NFCA All American second team honors, and NAIA All American second team honors. She is the first player in York College Softball program history to have earned All American honors. During her senior year she lead the Panthers in every offensive category batting .433 on the season with a slugging percentage of .803 with 68 hits, 22 doubles, 12 home runs and 55 RBIs. She led the conference in slugging percentage and doubles and was second in batting average and RBIs.
Coach Perez is originally from Madera, CA. She is the daughter to Manuel and Victoria Perez and Gina and Billy Boyd. Perez gives credit to her Stepmom Victoria, her Aunt Roni (Coach Miller), her Grandpa John, and travel ball coaches for teaching her how to play softball. Prior to her collegiate career, Perez played for the Lady Canes, Fresno Force, Clovis Rockets and Dirt Dogs travel teams. She also played outfield and shortstop for the Madera High Coyote Varsity softball team for four years, being coached by Judy Shaubach and Alan Revilla. As a Coyote she was named to the All Conference first team and was a conference Co-MVP with her cousin Veronica Solis. Before she became a Panther, Perez was a Tiger at Reedley College where she played for two years. Perez has a huge passion and love for the game of softball which started as a young girl growing up at the ball fields. Two of her biggest motivators have been her little sisters Sofia and Erika Perez. Perez is engaged to Noe Carranza.
Coach Arellano is living his retirement dream helping his daughter, Head Coach Roni Miller, recruit the West Coast, He has been attributed to helping build the Central Valley softball community, particularly within the city of Madera, California. Coach Arellano first began his coaching career coaching football and baseball, winning multiple league championships. Coach Arellano was awarded a Pepsi Coach of the Year for his accomplishments. He moved to coaching softball in 1975 when his daughters started playing. Coach Arellano has coached within multiple Central Valley travel ball organizations and has coached at Madera South High School. Many of his athletes have gone on to play at various colleges across the country including Notre Dame, Fresno State, UNLV, San Diego State and our very own York College. Coach Arellano is most proud of his children and grandchildren's accomplishments. Three of his children played college athletics and his grand-daughter, Brianna Perez, was an NAIA All-American. Coach Miller had this to say about adding Coach Arellano to her staff, "My Dad taught me how to play softball. He's the first person that I played catch with and I rarely go a day without asking for his help still. He knows what it takes to play collegiately and be the athlete that I would want to be a part of my program. He is an amazing connection for us and it's nice to add him to my roster officially." Coach Arellano resides in Madera, California with his wife of almost 50 years, Yvonne Arellano.