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UPEI announces Hall of Famer Glen Miller as new women’s soccer coach

Posted: 
Friday, December 21, 2018
Glen Miller, during his playing days with the UPEI Men's Soccer Panthers

Director of Athletics and Recreation Chris Huggan announced late today that the University of Prince Edward Island has hired Glen Miller as the new head coach for the UPEI Women’s Soccer team.

Miller, a CIAU Most Valuable Player and UPEI Sports Hall of Fame member, will begin his duties as head coach on January 2, 2019, and will remain working full-time with Service Canada while leading the Panther program. A soccer coach since graduating from UPEI, Miller most recently led Colonel Gray High School’s AAA girls soccer team (2008–2016), the Winsloe-Charlottetown (WC) senior women’s premier team (2016), and WC’s under-18 girls premier team (2013–15). He was named the PEI School Athletic Association Coach of the Year for 2009–10.

“I am thrilled to have Glen join our coaching staff,” said Huggan. “Glen has a tremendous soccer pedigree as a player and coach and with his knowledge of the game, work ethic, and passion, I am confident our program will go in the right direction.”

Glen Miller came to the University in the fall of 1994 and began one of the most star-studded careers as a sweeper with UPEI Men’s Soccer. He won the outstanding offensive award as a rookie, and from there, made history by being named a four-time AUAA All-Conference All-Star and a four-time CIAU All-Canadian award winner. In his final year with the squad, Miller won every possible individual award, capping off his remarkable career with the biggest and best at the national level. He was inducted into the UPEI Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

“It’s a tremendous honour to be wearing the Panther colours again. I was most fortunate to be coached by, and play with, championship-calibre teammates,” said Miller. “I’m looking forward to taking our players on an amazing journey. Playing varsity soccer is a privilege to be truly grateful for, and I’m grateful to UPEI for hiring me to guide the women’s team.”

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