Wesley Miller
Wesley Miller
Title: Assistant Coach
Email: wmiller@southplainscollege.edu

Wesley Miller enters his second year as an assistant track coach at South Plains College.

Miller saw much success during his first season at SPC, being named 2020 NJCAA Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year for the West Region. Miller coached 31 All-Americans at the 2020 NJCAA Indoor National Championships and helped lead the South Plains Men’s and Women’s team each to a 3rd place team finish at nationals.

Previously, Miller spent three years at Louisiana Tech University, where he served as the Associate Head Track & Field Coach. While at LaTech, Miller oversaw the sprints and jumps. Tasked with rebuilding the program, Miller brought in over 60 athletes in just 3 recruiting classes. His athletes were responsible for 76% of the teams points at Conference USA Championships, as the program saw improvements during each season.

Competing at Conference USA Championship meets, Miller had 17 All-CUSA performers, including: five champions, seven runner-ups, and five 3rd place finishers. In just 3 seasons he had 13 athletes qualify for the NCAA Championships first round, including 1 NCAA All-American during his last season, the school’s first All-American in 4 years. His athletes were also responsible for setting 7 school records during his tutelage.  

Prior to his time at Louisiana Tech, Miller spent five seasons at Northwestern State where he served as the Associate Head Track and Field Coach.

While at Northwestern State, Miller’s groups dominated the Southland Conference, producing 41 All-SLC performers, including 17 Southland Conference champions, 12 runner-up, and 12 third-place finishers, ending a 6-year drought in jumping event titles prior to his arrival.

During his five seasons guiding the Demons, no program had more combined male and female jumps titles, All-SLC jumps performers or total points in the league. During his tenure the Lady Demons won seven of the last eight triple jump titles, while the Demons captured five of the last six triple jumps and five of the last six long jump titles. In total, NSU stood on the podium a total of 34 times at SLC Championships in the past four seasons, in the long and triple jump alone, under Miller's guidance.

He produced NSU's first Indoor All-American (in jumps or overall) in a decade with a fourth-place finish in the men's long jump at the 2014 NCAA National Championships, before adding another Indoor All-American in 2015 in the triple jump. 2016 saw his 3rd NCAA All-American honor with a seventh-place finish at the Outdoor Championships.

He also coached 19 NCAA Championship First Round qualifiers in his 5 seasons.

In 2016, Miller coached the NSU men's triple jump team to a No. 1 ranking among Division I schools and the long jump team to a No. 3 ranking among Division I schools. Miller also coached 3 athletes at the 2016 USA Indoor National Championships hosted in Portland, OR., along with the best professional and collegiate athletes in the U.S. The summer of 2016 also saw one of Miller’s athletes qualify for the Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR in the triple jump.  

Triple jumpers under Miller's guidance have improved an average of 3 feet 6.75 inches during their time with his program and an average of over 2 feet in the long jump. These improvements helped NSU lead the country in 2013 when Northwestern State was the only Division I program in the country with three male triple jumpers over the 50-foot barrier. This development also resulted in 85 individual top 10 finishes in SLC Championships, including 44 in the triple jump, in five seasons.

Prior to joining the Northwestern State staff, Miller was the head track and field coach at San Antonio Christian Middle School from 2008-2010 and the head cross-country coach from 2008-2010. During his time with the Lions, Miller coached his teams to three Independent Schools Athletic League Track and Field Championships in girl's and boy's 6th-8th-grade divisions and one boy's ISAL Cross-Country Championship in 2010. His student-athletes registered 73 podium finishes, including 24 event titles, at ISAL Championships and set 21 new records in three seasons.

Miller is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association as well as a member of the organization. He also holds USTFCCCA Sprints, Hurdles, Relays Specialist, Jumps Specialist, and Combined Events Specialist Certifications. In addition, Miller holds USATF Level 1 Certification. Miller was invited among coaches nationwide to attend the USATF Emerging Elite Coaches Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA, led by USATF jumps coach Jeremy Fischer.

A graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio, Miller received his Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. He also holds his Master’s degree in Health & Human Performance from Northwestern State University.

Miller and his wife, Kyle Miller, have 2 beautiful children: Adelyn (5) and Colton (2).