Peter Miller joined the University of Minnesota women's track and field staff in summer 2013. Miller, a former Golden Gopher student-athlete, serves as an assistant coach for throws.
"I am very excited to announce the hiring of Peter Miller as our next throws coach at the University of Minnesota," director of track and field/cross country Matt Bingle said. "He brings a great deal of energy to our program and a blue collar attitude to our staff. We are happy to have Peter on board, and we are looking forward to the future."
Miller returned to his alma mater after two successful seasons as the throws coach for the University of North Dakota men's and women's track and field teams. In 2012, Miller's throwers broke eight school records and won three Great West Conference individual titles. Chantel Urban earned GWC Freshman of the Year accolades after three top-five conference championship finishes under Miller's tutelage.
During the 2013 season, UND's throwers were responsible for seven more school records, four NCAA qualifiers, four USA Junior National qualifiers, one USATF Junior All-American, one All-Academic award winner and 35 UND top-10 performances.
In addition to his success as a coach, Miller played a key role in the fundraising and construction of a hammer cage in UND's practice facilities. He also helped design the school's new indoor practice facility and the current indoor and outdoor throwing areas.
Prior to his arrival at UND, Miller coached throws and combined events at Wisconsin-River Falls for three years. He mentored NCAA Division III meet qualifiers, including a third-place finisher, throughout his tenure. UWRF's women's javelin throwers posted a 1-2 finish at the 2011 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships, and the men's hammer and weight throwers broke school records.
During two seasons coordinating the Falcons' strength and conditioning program, Miller's student-athletes broke 27 school records and earned 13 All-America awards. He was also heavily involved in track and field winter camps as both a director and instructor, and coordinated the UWRF track program's $10,000-per-year fundraising efforts.
Miller captained the Gopher track and field team as a senior. He earned three letters and three Academic All-Big Ten selections, along with five University of Minnesota Scholar Student-Athlete awards. Miller earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology in 2008 and is pursuing a master's in business administration.
Miller has gained multiple coaching certifications through USA Track and Field, the USTFCCCA and the IAAF. He has completed all requirements to reach the highest levels of certification through both the IAAF (Level 5 Throws), which he received with distinction, and USATF (Level 3 Throws).