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Minnesota commits six men on Wednesday's signing day
Miller served as the Gophers' volunteer assistant the past two seasons.
Wrestling's Ness and Track's Dorniden Named Athletes of the Year; Men's Golf and Rowing Earn Team of the Year Honors
Wrestling's Jayson Ness and track's Heather Dorniden were named the University of Minnesota's Male and Female athletes of the year, announced tonight at second-annual Golden Goldys banquet.
Steve Miller joined the University of Minnesota swimming and diving program as an assistant coach for men's and women's swimming prior to the 2012-13 season. Miller, who was a standout swimmer at Minnesota, spent the previous two seasons as the Gophers' volunteer assistant coach.
In his two seasons as a volunteer assistant, Miller's main duties were assisting Kremer and head men's coach Dennis Dale with mid-distance freestyle swimmers and breaststrokers on both the women's and men's side. Of the student-athletes he helped mentor, two became NCAA Champions and four became Big Ten Champions.
"The thing that makes the University of Minnesota so special is the people," Miller said. "I am so happy to be a part of this staff and have the opportunity to work with these student-athletes."
Along with his duties at Minnesota, Miller also served as an assistant coach for the Twin Cities Swim Team and the St. Croix Swim Club from 2009-2011. While with the St. Croix Swim Club, Miller helped guide the Senior Women to a second-place overall finish at the 2010 Speedo Champions Series. Miller also was the head camp counselor at the Minnesota Swim Camps in the summer of 2008.
Prior to becoming the Gophers' volunteer assistant, Miller was a standout at Minnesota in 2008 and 2009. Miller was a four-time NCAA First Team All-American, earning the distinction twice as a member of the 400 freestyle relay, as well as a member of the Gophers' 200 freestyle relay and the 800 free relay teams. In 2009, Miller and his 200 medley relay team claimed Big Ten Champion honors, helping Miller earn All-Big Ten First Team accolades.
Miller graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2009 with a B.S. in geography and is currently pursuing his Master's of Education in sport management. Miller is married to former Gophers standout Jillian Tyler, and the couple resides in St. Paul.
US Nationals Start on Tuesday
Eleven Golden Gophers, including several program record holders, will compete in Indianapolis this week.
Gophers Receive CSCAA Scholar All-America Recognition
Both the men's and women's teams earned academic distinction from the coaches association.
Former swim coach Eckelkamp Passes Away
Gopher Athletics is saddened to learn that former assistant men's swimming and diving coach Steve Eckelkamp has passed away at his home on June 10, in Mount Juliet, Tenn.