Created: October 08, 2019 11:46 PM
SPENCERPORT, N.Y. (WHEC) — In the late 90's, the Rochester Rhinos won cup after cup, beating MLS teams along the way and capturing the sports scene in Rochester.
At the front of that team was leading scorer Doug Miller, who seemed to have a flare for the dramatic. But these days he's going from player to coach, because next fall Doug Miller will become the head coach of a new men's soccer program at Bryant & Stratton.
"They always say if you're not learning, you're not living, and this will be a learning experience for me," said Miller.
Right now the former star on the field is hitting the recruiting trail, looking for kids from the Rochester area to join his team- his alma mater in fact. Miller earned a degree from Bryant & Stratton in 2000.
"I provide that opportunity, that pathway for kids to understand this is an option for them to be really successful," said Miller.
While he fully intends to compete and win on the field, the once-fiery player is presenting a well-rounded approach to his goals for his future team.
"We offer a lot at our facility, but it's an opportunity that opens kids’ eyes, that Bryant & Stratton can give them an education."
An education in the classroom and an education on the field from a Rochester Rhinos Hall of Famer.
Doug Miller is currently building his recruiting class and will start play in the fall of 2020. The team will play and practice at Glacier Ridge Sports Park in Spencerport and those interested in joining Miller's team are invited to apply on the school's website.
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