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Blake Miller completed his second season as head coach of the Cavaliers' softball program in 2015. Miller to came to Charlottesville after serving as the top assistant coach for Oregon for three seasons. Before his three campaigns with the Ducks, Miller had successful stints as the head coach of the Texas A&M-Kingsville and Darton College (Albany, Ga.) softball programs.
In the Cavaliers' second season under Miller, Virginia broke the program single-season record of 55 home runs. The Cavaliers also earned program top-10 single-season marks for extra-base hits (136 -- tied for second), doubles (68 -- sixth), walks (182, tied for fourth), RBI (226 -- fifth), runs (245 -- seventh) and on-base percentage (.350 -- eighth).
In his three seasons in Eugene, Ore., Milled helped lead the Ducks to three consecutive NCAA Super Regional appearances, including a 2012 trip to the Women's College World Series. Oregon accumulated a record of 137-45 in Miller's three seasons and went 50-11 on its way to the program's first ever Pac-12 Championship in 2013. Miller worked primarily with the infielders and hitters at Oregon with the Ducks hitting .329 with 80 home runs and 374 runs scored (6.13 runs per game) last season.
In addition to his 13-year coaching career, Miller is a seven-time member of the USA Men's National Team and helped Team USA capture gold at the 2002 Pan-American Qualifier in Guatemala City, Guatemala, and a silver medal at the 2003 Pan-American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
At Texas A&M-Kingsville, Miller led the Javelinas to a 32-22 record in 2009 and climbed as high as 23rd in the Division II national rankings after they won five games against teams ranked top-five nationally. In 2010, the Javelinas broke school records in batting (.306), slugging (.470), home runs (34) and on-base percentage (.385), while the 2008 squad paced the Lone Star Conference in stolen bases (88).
During his two-year stint at Darton College, he guided the Cavaliers to a 64-44 record, the school's first Region XVII Championship and a bid to the 2006 NJCAA Division I World Series. Darton shined off the field as well with a 3.26 team GPA his first season and an NJCAA national-high 3.59 mark the second campaign.
Before Darton, Miller spent time as an assistant coach at East Tennessee State, Missouri Western State and Mesa State.
Miller is a 2000 graduate of UNC Pembroke, where he was a four-year shortstop for the Braves. Miller earned his master's degree in business from Mesa State in 2003.
Miller is married to the former all-conference pitcher Renee Hietbrink, and has three daughters, Ashley, Blakely and Carter.
Blount Eager to Assume Larger RoleFootball3/21/18The job will not be handed to rising sophomore Joey Blount. He'll have to earn it. This is head coach Bronco Mendenhall's program, after all. But after spending the 2017 season as free safety Quin Blanding's understudy, Blount is the leading candidate to take over in the secondary for the University of Virginia's all-time leading tackler.'Hoos Exit With Heads Held HighWomen's Basketball3/19/18In its first trip to the NCAA tourney since 2010, 10th-seeded Virginia went 1-1 in Columbia, S.C., defeating seventh-seeded Cal and losing to second-seeded South Carolina.'Hoos Look To Take Next Step in NCAA TourneyWomen's Basketball3/18/18A win Sunday night over second-seeded South Carolina would send 10th-seeded Virginia to the NCAA tournament's Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2000.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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