Miller out in Crestview

COLUMBIANA–After eight seasons at the helm of the Crestview boys basketball team, coach Herman Miller was informed by the school on Monday that he will not be returning for next season.

This season saw the conclusion of Miller’s two-year contract. The Rebels finished this season 3-20 after going 2-21 last season.

“Granted, we haven’t had the most talented teams lately, but when you win five games in two seasons somebody has to be held accountable, and I recognize that,” Miller said. “It’s their right to make a change if they feel it’s necessary.”

Miller concludes his Crestview tenure with a record of 71-109. He has a career coaching record of 151-178, including 27-35 in three seasons at Columbiana from 2004-07 and 51-35 in four seasons at United from 2000-04. At this time, Miller–who also teaches in the Crestview school district–does not see himself taking a coaching job at another school next season.

“I haven’t sought anything out yet,” Miller said. “This is my home district and I don’t know if I could see myself doing this anywhere else right now. I appreciate the support that everyone around me gave during these past eight years.”

Crestview will initially be posting the job internally. It will be opened up to outside candidates at a later date. Beginning next season, Crestview athletics will be embarking on a new era. The Rebels joined the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference in November in response to the Inter-Tri County League disbanding after this school year.

“I thought there was a healthy understanding as far as the future of the program goes, but with the new league situation I’m sure there were a number of reasons they felt they had to go in another direction,” Miller said.