In the midst of a busy stretch in the WNBA season, Connecticut Sun head coach and general manager Curt Miller will make a short trip to Pennsylvania, where he will be inducted into the Metropolitan Erie Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Wednesday night at the Shrine Club.
“It’s truly a special opportunity to go into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame,” said Miller, a Girard, Ohio native. “My hometown of Girard, growing up outside of Erie, Pennsylvania, was very special to me. I was surrounded by great coaches at an early age and that led me to the coaching profession because they influenced my life almost as second fathers.”
The 2017 WNBA Coach of the Year, WNBA Executive of the Year and Associated Press Coach of the Year, Miller is in his third season as the head coach of the Sun. Prior to the Sun, of course, Miller enjoyed extensive collegiate coaching success, winning over 290 games at Bowling Green and Indiana while earning five WBCA Regional Coach of the Year awards.
He is looking forward to connecting with family and friends Wednesday night.
“I think my dad invited the whole town of Girard,” Miller joked. “I’m really excited about two of my high school coaches being there, and a lot of family and friends. My high school coaches were tremendously successful. Between the two of them, over 1,100 career wins. Both in the Hall of Fame themselves. I was fortunate to be in a basketball crazy town from an early age and received tremendous coaching.”