Miller, Bill

Bill Miller

Miller, a star in both football and track in high school at Winters and in college at McMurry, won the Class 2A state long jump in 1959.  He went on to win NAIA championships in the long jump in 1962 and 1963 and became the first Texan to long jump 26 feet or better.  His best jump of 26 feet, 6-3/4 inches earned him a fourth-place finish at the 1964 U.S. Olympic Trials.  He was once ranked No. 1 in the world indoors in the long jump.  Miller was an assistant track coach at the University of Texas in Austin from 1971-76, coaching on a staff that produced five Southwest Conference titles and coached three NCAA champions and three Olympians.  He is a member of the NAIA Hall of Fame.  Deceased