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David Miller

David Miller

David Miller graduated from Beaver Falls with Highest Honors in 1965. Dave played and was coached by Larry Bruno at Beaver Falls in 1965 where he was captain and Most Valuable Player. David was active as a student-athlete and leader in school, student government, and the Lutheran church.

In 1967 through 1970 he was awarded a Grant-in-aid/athletic scholarship to the Princeton University Football Program. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University in 1969 and earned a Master’s Degree in the Teacher Education Program at Stanford University in 1970.

From 1970-1976, David served in the U.S. Army Reserves/California National Guard, Company A, 1/149 Armored Battalion. First Lieutenant, Tank Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer. Second in command of armored tank company- leader, trainer, manager of 100 soldiers Battalion instructor.

Following Stanford, he spent the next five decades in teaching and counseling young adults in the California Secondary Education System. He served 23 years as a Football Coach at Seaside High School and then 7 years as Coach at Stevenson School. In addition to teaching and counseling obligations, David spent 23 years as the Director of College Counseling from 1994 to 2017. One highlight of those years was a sixteen episode two season television program called “College Prep for You” which he developed for all of the county public schools that did not have appropriate instruction for their college bound students. Another was the annual twelve days he spent each year with the junior class visiting colleges and universities all over the country.

Dave spent a life time of teaching and coaching in California directing comprehensive programs as both a teacher and a coach. He was elected Monterey Bay League Coach of the Year three times. His final winning percentage of .700. Several of his players went on to play in college and professionally, three with Super Bowl rings. One is currently Head Coach of NFL Carolina Panthers.

Dave is married with two children and five grandchildren. His wife, Pam, was the recipient of Presidential Award for Math/Science Education representing the State of California. His, son Matthew, is an orthopedic surgeon at Stanford University and his daughter, Erin, is a health care analyst for McKesson as well as a national level Ironman triathlete. Dave’s interests include, travel, skiing, golfing, jogging, weight lifting, carpentry and construction.

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