Rich Miller Joins CMU Strength and Conditioning Staff

MOUNT PLEASANT Rich Miller has joined the Central Michigan University athletics department staff as assistant coordinator of strength and conditioning.

Miller will work primarily with CMU’s Olympic sports programs.

“Rich is very intense,” said director of strength and conditioning Dave Lawson. “He is a hard worker that knows how to motivate athletes to push themselves to a championship level.”

Miller comes to CMU from Upper Arlington High School in Ohio, where he spent the past three years as director of strength and conditioning. Miller coordinated strength, speed and conditioning programs for 500 student-athletes in Upper Arlington’s 32 varsity sports.

Miller served one year as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Notre Dame prior to moving to Upper Arlington. He administered and conducted strength and conditioning programs for a variety of Notre Dame’s varsity programs.

Miller began his career while still an undergraduate at Lock Haven, spending his final 18 months on campus as a student assistant strength and conditioning coach. He worked closely with the football, wrestling and baseball programs at Lock Haven.

Following graduation from Lock Haven, Miller completed an internship at Michigan State University. At MSU, Miller worked closely with the football, ice hockey and men’s basketball programs.

Miller then spent two years as a graduate assistant at the University of Toledo before moving on to Notre Dame. Miller assisted in the administrative duties and performance testing procedures for all 16 varsity sports at Toledo.

Miller earned his bachelor of science degree in recreation, with a fitness management concentration, at Lock Haven. He was a pursuing a master of science degree in exercise science, with a concentration in clinical kinesiology, at Toledo.

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