LAST UPDATED ON 2021-04-27 12:25:11

Indian Valley to name Tyrone Miller new boys basketball coach

By Mitch Spinell

GNADENHUTTEN, Ohio - Tyrone Miller is being named the next head coach of Indian Valley's varsity boys' basketball team.

Miller released a statement on Twitter Tuesday following a press release from Indian Valley, via WTUZ and Big Time Sports Ohio.

"I am incredibly excited about leading the Indian Valley boys basketball program," Miller said in the statement. "I can't wait to start working with our players and sharing my vision for the program with the entire Indian Valley community! I want to thank the administration and board of education for the opportunity to lead the program. We will work hard every day to make our community proud and uphold the rich basketball tradition at Indian Valley."

Miller will succeed the outgoing James Herman, who resigned back in March after a decade with the program.

Miller is best known for his work as the head coach of Tuscarawas Central Catholic's boys' basketball from 2011 to 2020. In those nine seasons, Miller compiled a 115-102 record that included a trip to the Division IV state semifinals in 2015 - the first state tournament appearance for T.C.C.'s boys' team.

In that season, Miller guided the Saints to a share of the Inter-Valley Conference championship with Hiland and earned the Division IV All-Ohio Co-Coach of the Year Award, as well as Coach of the Year honors in the IVC and the Eastern District.

Miller, a 2005 graduate of Garaway High School, resigned from the Saints' program in April 2020, citing “philosophical differences” between himself and T.C.C. This past season saw Miller as the junior varsity coach for Herman's Braves team, helping I.V.'s reserves to a 21-1 finish.

According to the press release, Miller is expected to be officially hired at the school's May 17 board meeting.