Del Miller
Del  Miller

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Alma Mater:
Central College (Iowa)

Coaching Experience
-Joined the SDSU staff in January 2006, as the team's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

-Has over 27 years of experience at the collegiate level, including stints at Kansas St., Oklahoma St., Iowa and San Diego St. Offensive coordinator at the I-A level for 12 seasons.

-In 2007, the Aztecs ranked 28th nationally in passing offense, throwing for over 3,000 yards. SDSU also led the Mountain West Conference in red zone offense, scoring nearly 90 percent of the time.

-A year ago, quarterback Kevin O'Connell became the first Aztec to lead the team in both rushing (408 yards) and passing (3,063 yards), ranking in the top 30 nationally in passing average and total offense. He was one of three Aztec offensive players selected in the 2008 NFL Draft.

- Prior to his arrival at San Diego State, Miller was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at K-State from 2003-05, helping the Wildcats to the 2003 Big 12 Championship and a spot in the Fiesta Bowl. The 2003 squad averaged 37 points and 441 yards of total offense per contest.

- Defensive ends coach for the 2002 Kansas State squad which led the nation in total defense (243.9 ypg.) and scoring defense (10.6 ppg.) en route to a 10-2 record and a No. 8 final national ranking.

- Also was the Wildcats' offensive tackles coach in 1999 and assistant for football operations in 2001.

- One-year stint at Oklahoma State in 2000, as the Cowboys' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

-Head coach at Missouri State (I-AA) from 1995-98. Guided the Bears to a 21-23 mark in four seasons, including a 7-4 record in 1996.

-Miller was head coach Bill Snyder's first hire at Kansas State in 1989, and helped lay the foundation for one of the biggest turnarounds in college football history.

-Served as the Wildcats' offensive coordinator for six seasons and also worked with the quarterbacks and wide receivers. Promoted to assistant head coach in 1991, the year K-State recorded its first winning season in nine years.

- Spent 10 seasons as Iowa's recruiting coordinator under coaching legend Hayden Fry. Assisted future K-State head coach Bill Snyder with the quarterbacks and wide receivers.

-Iowa went to eight straight bowl games from 1981 to 1988, won two Big Ten Championships and achieved a No. 1 national ranking during the 1985 campaign.

-Started his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at Iowa in 1978. Also coached at the prep level at Plainfield and Eagle Grove High Schools.

Notable Players Coached By Miller
-Kevin O'Connell, QB (SDSU), New England Patriots
-Nick Leckey, C (Kansas State), St. Louis Rams
-Kevin Lockett, WR (Kansas State), K-State's all-time leading receiver
-Chad May, QB (Kansas State), First-team All-American
-Ell Roberson, QB (Kansas State), K-State's all-time leader in total offense
-Darren Sproles, RB (Kansas State), San Diego Chargers
-Reggie White, RB (Oklahoma State)
-Mike Miano, DT (Missouri State), Conference defensive player of the year
-Jason Whittle, OT (Missouri State)
-Chuck Hartlieb, QB (Iowa), Iowa's single-season passing leader
-Quinn Earley, WR (Iowa), 10 NFL seasons
-Chuck Long, QB (Iowa), SDSU head football coach
-Mark Vlasic, QB (Iowa)

Playing Experience
-Lettered three years in football and one year in basketball at Central College in Iowa. Played three different positions under coaching legend Ron Schipper, including linebacker, fullback and in the secondary.

-Was an all-state selection in both football and basketball at Iowa Valley High School in Marengo, Iowa.

-Earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from Central College in Iowa. Also has a master's degree in physical education from Northern Iowa.

The Del Miller File

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

High School
Iowa Valley

Alma Mater
Central College, Northern Iowa

Wife, Jan, and children, Todd, Tad and Troy

Coaching Career

San Diego State (Offensive Coordinator/QBs)

2001-05, 1999, 1989-94
Kansas State
Offensive Coordinator/QBs (2003-05)
Defensive Ends (2002)
Asst. Football Operations (2001)
Offensive Tackles (1999)
Asst. Head Coach (1991-94)
Offensive Coordinator (1989-94)

Oklahoma State (Offensive Coordinator/QBs)

Missouri State (Head Coach)

Iowa (Recruiting Coordinator)

Iowa (Graduate Assistant)

Bowl Games As A Coach (14)

Kansas State
2004 Fiesta Bowl, 2002 Holiday Bowl,
2001 Bowl, 1999 Holiday Bowl,
1994 Aloha Bowl, 1993 Copper Bowl

1988 Peach Bowl, 1987 Holiday Bowl,
1986 Holiday Bowl, 1986 Rose Bowl,
1984 Freedom Bowl, 1983 Gator Bowl,
1982 Peach Bowl, 1982 Rose Bowl

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