The State Baseball Coaches Association has selected Kevin “Scoop” Miller, Archbold, as this year’s baseball winner of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity award.
The award is given to each of the 22 OHSAAs anctioned sports. Four allied professional organizations can recognize and honor one of their members with an OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity award.
Recipients are selected by the directors or executive committees of the respective organizations. Individuals selected should reflect the values of sportsmanship, ethics and integrity in all their professional responsibilities.
Miller has been a teacher and coach for 23 years. He has coached baseball and basketball for 23 years and football for 11. He was the head baseball and girls basketball coach at Archbold High School for the last 10 years.
At AHS, Miller had a 190-69 record as a baseball coach with six Northwest Ohio Athletic League championships, seven sectional championships, two district championships, one regional championship, and a state championship in 2005.
As girls basketball coach, he had a 176-64 record with two NWOAL championships, nine sectional titles, two district titles, one regional title, and was the state runner-up in 2002.
He is huddle leader at Archbold High School for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was named Coach of the Year in baseball five times and six times in girls basketball.
Thirty-one of his former players have played intercollegiate baseball, and 10 have played intercollegiate basketball. One former player played in the major leagues.
Miller has also been heavily involved in Acme baseball, coaching for 23 years, and has been the State Acme tournament director for five years.
He and his wife, Janet, have three children, Jordan, Taylor, and Paxson.
Miller will receive the award at the OHSBCA coaches clinic in January.