Former Aviator Head Coach Rob Miller Signs with AugustaJuly 2, 2012 - Federal Hockey League (FHL)
Mark Richards, RiverHawks' President, offered his comments, "We are thrilled to have Rob join the RiverHawks' family. We are extremely confident in his ability to continue the success we have enjoyed on the ice through our first two seasons in the CSRA."
Miller, 33, comes to Augusta via the Federal Hockey League (FHL) where spent the last two seasons coaching the Brooklyn Aviators. He led the Team to a regular-season championship (32-13-2) and to the Finals during the inaugural 2010-11 season. The run was highlighted by a record-breaking 21-game winning streak, thus awarding Miller with Coach of the Year honors.
During the 2011-12 season, Miller achieved another post-season berth with the Aviators, posting a 26-19-5 record. Previously, Miller served as head coach of the now-defunct Eastern Professional Hockey League's (EPHL) Brooklyn Aces for the 2009-10 season. Over his three seasons as Head Coach, Miller has been responsible for advancing over 20 players to higher levels. Prior to his professional coaching career, Miller coached at the Junior A level in Massachusetts.
"I'm very excited to be a part of the RiverHawks' organization and am looking at this upcoming season with great optimism," commented Miller.
In addition to successes in the role of Head Coach, the Morristown, NJ native played five years of professional hockey from 2002-2009, as a defenseman, where he won the President's Cup Championship as a member of the Knoxville Ice Bears of the SPHL in 2006. Miller played his college hockey at both New Hampshire College and Salem State College.
"Rob has taken his teams to the playoffs every year he has been a head coach and has a championship pedigree both as a player and a coach. We fully expect his hard work to continue in Augusta and provide our fans with a championship contender," remarked Richards.
Additional information on the Team and tickets is available on the RiverHawks' home on the web, www.augustariverhawks.com B6vHTUFcU_] or by calling 706-993-2645.
Federal Hockey League Stories from July 2, 2012
- Former Aviator Head Coach Rob Miller Signs with Augusta - FHL
- Weekly Sports League and Franchise Report - OSC Original by Dan Krieger
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.