Josh Miller
Josh Miller
Title: Assistant Coach - Offensive Coordinator / Recruiting Coordinator / Quarterbacks & Running Backs
Email: jamill19@svsu.edu

Josh Miller joins the SVSU Football coaching staff as Offensive Coordinator, coaching the Running Backs and Quarterbacks, for the 2020 season. The 2021 season will be his first on the sidelines for SVSU.

In 2021, Miller helped the Cardinals to a 7-4 overall record and a 4-3 GLIAC mark. SVSU ranked third in the conference behind Ferris State and Grand Valley State in points per game, averaging 27.6. The offense averaged 311.7 yards per game, ranking fifth in the GLIAC. Tommy Scott was named the GLIAC Offensive Back of the Year and earned First Team All-GLIAC honors. Miller also oversaw Casey Williams and Marcellus Anderson earn First Team All-GLIAC on the offensive side of the football. Isaiah Johnson-Mack was named Second Team All-GLIAC, while Chad Galliard earned Honorable Mention All-GLIAC. 

Miller comes to the Cardinals from Ferris State University. While assisting during the 2019 season, the Bulldogs earned a GLIAC Championship and an NCAA Division II Semi-Final appearance, Miller oversaw the linebackers and recruiting efforts. Two of the linebackers he coached, Avonte Bell and Sam Heyboer, earned first-team All-GLIAC honors; while helping the Bulldogs post the best statistical defensive numbers in the conference. 

Miller spent the 2018 campaign coaching wide receivers at NCAA Division I Bowling Green (Ohio). Falcons standout WR Scott Miller (no relation) earned All-Mid-American Conference (MAC) honors with 71 catches for 1,148 yards and 9 TDs under his directions. Scott Miller was later drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He went on to become apart of Super Bowl winning Buccaneers team in 2020 alongside Tom Brady.  The 1,148 receiving yards rank No. 3 all-time at BGSU. Coach Miller was also heavily involved in the recruiting process and coordinated the Defensive and Special Teams scout teams in addition to assisting in the game plans.  

Prior to his stint at Bowling Green, Miller spent four years on the staff at his alma mater, perennial NAIA gridiron power St. Francis (Ind.). The Cougars' starting QBs were first-team All-MSFA picks during his two years as quarterbacks coach (2014-15) and Nick Ferrer was the 2015 MSFA Player of the Year after leading St. Francis to the NAIA national semifinals. Miller broadened his coaching horizons by switching to linebackers coach for the 2016 and 2017 seasons while also assisting on special teams. Five of his linebackers earned All-Conference recognition during those two years, helping St. Francis claim back-to-back NAIA national championships.

While on the staff at Saint Francis, Miller recruited heavily across Indiana and Ohio along with southern Michigan and the Detroit area. He also oversaw game day compliance initiatives and assisted with the recruiting budget and financial aid packaging. His efforts helped the school bring in a number of top recruits at their respective positions. 

A four-year letterman and three-year captain with the Cougars from 2009-13, the two-time All-MSFA selection was named NAIA National Player of the Week for Sept. 21, 2013 after leading SFU to a 38-37 win against No. 7-ranked St. Ambrose (Iowa). In that game, Miller completed 25-of-37 passes for a career-high 412 yards with 18 of his 25 completions going for first downs. The 412 passing yards rank third all-time at St. Francis. He was also a two-time all-conference academic choice during his playing career. 

Miller graduated from St. Francis with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Social Work. He earned his master's degree in Organizational Leadership from St. Francis in 2015. 

Josh is married to his high school sweetheart, Abigail, and they currently reside in Freeland.