Miller Returns to College, Named Providence Assistant
CHN Staff Report
Former long-time Denver assistant coach Steve Miller has been named an assistant coach at Providence.
Miller, who spent 19 seasons at Denver under George Gwozdecky, left after Gwozdecky was fired to become head coach and general manager of the expansion Madison team in the United States Hockey League.
Miller, however, a Wisconsin native, resigned last month. The move seemed confusing at the time, but the move to Providence was likely on the radar then.
Miller replaces Jamie Russell on head coach Nate Leaman's staff. Providence is coming off an NCAA tournament appearance. It lost to eventual-national-champion Union in the East Regional final.
Miller first came to Division I as an assistant at Miami under Gwozdecky, then followed Gwozdecky to Denver in 1994.
Providence's Director of Hockey Operations this past season, David Berard, was also just named new head coach at Holy Cross.