John C. Miller

Inducted in 1998
Played in Lower Valley, Babe Ruth, and Pony Leagues earning All Star honors
Played Outfield and First Base for El Paso High School earning two letters
Helped lead Connie Mack teams to State Championships and Regional Championship and 5th Place Finish in World Series hitting .400 earning All Tournament recognition in 1965
His 1966 Connie Mack team again won State Championship and finished second in Regional Tournament
In 1967, hit .336 as a Freshman for Texas Western as the team’s starting first baseman
Played Semi-Pro in Forti League and earned Player of the Year and Sportsmanship Award in 1967
In 1968, he led Texas Western with a .348 batting average and set a team record with 8 runs batted in against New Mexico State
He was the 1968 Batting Champion hitting .493 in the Forti League
Led UTEP in stolen bases with 22 in 1969 and played in Pioneers-Central Illinois Collegiate League and earned All League honors
His Senior year at UTEP he finished his four year college career with a .313 batting average in 160 games played
Selected as one of the “Outstanding Athletes of America”
Started his coaching career in 1970 as an Assistant with the Galesburg Pioneers
Served as Assistant Coach at UTEP in 1971
Started baseball program at Lincoln and won the school’s first District Championship in any sport in 1981
Became varsity Coach at Coronado High School in 1985 and won 1988 District Championship
His varsity teams were 87-43-1
Member El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors