Jarred Miller begins his eighth season at the helm of the Asbury Eagles Men’s Tennis program and sixth on the women's side during the 2014-15 seasons. Miller, originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, has trained in academies in Moscow, Russia; Melbourne, Australia; London, England; and Florida.
Miller and the Eagles' latest campaign on the men's side was their most successful to date. The Eagles again qualified for the NAIA Tournament via KIAC Championship and Unaffiliated tournament wins and finished the season with 15 wins and just three losses. At the NAIA Tournament in Mobile, Ala., the Eagles were edged out by 12th-ranked Coastal Georgia in a close match, 5-4. The season capped a four-year record of wins for the Eagles with 55 wins on the men's side, qualifying for three NAIA Tournaments and capturing three KIAC titles.
In 2014, Miller and the Eagles fell in the KIAC Championship game after winning the KIAC Regular Season title. They finished the season 10-9, not losing a match in the KIAC for the regular season. In 2013, Miller led his men's team to a second straight NAIA National Tournament berth and finished with an unblemished 6-0 record in the KIAC. The team's 16-4 record over the course of the 2013 proved to be the best in program history, bettering a mark of 14 set just one season prior. The team also repeated as KIAC Champs, defeating Brescia by a score of 5-0.
The 2012 men's team became the first since 1998 to capture the KIAC regular season title, finishing undefeated at 5-0 in the conference and posted a then school-record 14 wins, advancing to the NAIA National Tournament for the first time since the tournament was re-formatted to a team event in 2000. The Eagles went into the KIAC Tournament in Richmond, Ind. as the top seed and didn't disappoint, defeating Indiana East 8-0 before beating Indiana Southeast 5-1 in the championship.
Asbury's 14-7 record marked the first time since 2003 that a men's team finished with 10 or more wins and only the third time in the program's 40-year history as Miller was named KIAC Coach of the Year. He now has four KIAC Coach of the Year awards since taking over the program.
Miller became the third coach in three years when he took over the men's program in 2009. Since that time he has reshaped the roster and brought stability to the program. After posting a 3-13 record in his first year, Miller has guided the Eagles to records of 7-6 and 8-5 in his next two seasons. .
On the women's side the Eagles have posted a 27-12 record since 2012 including an 11-5 record in 2013. The Eagles advanced to the KIAC tournament semifinals or finals in each of those seasons.
In 2011 Miller posted the first back-to-back double digit winning seasons in the 43-year history of women's tennis at Asbury as the Eagles finished at 12-7. Asbury finished second in the KIAC with a 10-3 mark and lost in the KIAC Tournament semis to Indiana East. Miller's 2012 followed their back-to-back double digit seasons with a third double digit win season at 11-3 on the season. Despite their unblemished regular season conference record, the Eagles fell in the KIAC Championships to Indiana Southeast, 5-1.
In only his first year at the helm of the women's program in 2010, Miller led the Eagles to a school-record 18 wins and the program's first trip to the NCCAA National Tournament. The Eagles also finished tied for second in the KIAC with a 9-3 league mark, also the best in school history and was named KIAC Women's Coach of the Year for the 2010-11 season.
In addition to success on the court Miller's 2011-12 men's and women's teams were both named NAIA Scholar Teams, acheiving a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on both teams.
Miller has been active in his involvement in both the ITF and USTA circuits serving various tournament committees. He was a member of the tournament committee for the ITF Grade 1 Junior International Tournament in Lexington for seven years, a tournament that has featured Maria Sharapova, Melanie Oudin, Marin Cilic, and Caroline Wozniacki. Miller was also part of the level 3 National USTA tournament that runs concurrently with the ITF Grade 1.
In 2008 Miller was selected to attend the USTA National Tournament Director’s Conference in Dallas, Texas. He is also a certified USTA official and tournament referee. A University of Kentucky graduate in 2006 with a degree in Physiology.
As a world traveler, Miller learned to speak four different languages: Afrikaans, Finnish, Russian, and English. He enjoys learning new languages and cultures in his spare time and has spent time at Kanakuk Kamps in the summer of 2010 and 2009. Miller is a 2004 graduate from the University of Kentucky.
MILLER'S CAREER NUMBERS
Year by Year at Asbury University (Men's Team)
|2012||14-7||.667||5-0||1.000||KIAC Season & Tournament Champs; NAIA Nationals|
|2013||16-4||.800||6-0||1.000||KIAC Season & Tournament Champs; NAIA Nationals|
|2014||10-9||.526||6-0||1.000||KIAC Season Champs|
|2015||15-3||.833||4-0||1.000||KIAC Season & Tournament Champs; NAIA Nationals|
Year by Year at Asbury University (Women's Team)