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 New York State High School Hockey- HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2002


 Don Miller (Glens Falls, 1985-2001)
   


NYSPHSAA Executive Director, Nina Van Erk and NYSPHSAA Assistant Director, Lloyd Mott, honor Coach Miller during the Ice Hockey State Championships at the Memorial Auditorium, Utica, New York, March 2002.
 

Don Miller, affectionately know as "Doc", grew up in the small, central New York town of Clinton, during the 1950's.  Clinton has a huge hockey past, and was the home of the "Clinton Comets" of the Eastern Hockey League, from the 1920's through the 1970's.  As a kid, Don played Clinton Youth Hockey and was known a a "rink rat", who worked at the Clinton Arena in exchange for ice time.  In high school, he played Varsity Hockey for Clinton Central High School.  After graduating from Clinton Central in 1962, he attended Delhi College, before transferring to the State University of New York at Oswego, graduating with a B.S. in 1966.  While at Oswego, Don played Varsity Hockey as a Junior and Senior.

In 1967, he started his teaching career in the South Colonie School District, before accepting a position in the Glens Falls School System in 1970.  Don retired from teaching in 2000, after over 30 years as an educator.

In 1985, Glens Falls High School formed it's first Varsity Hockey Team and Don was asked to head the program, a position he held for 16 seasons.  He has led his Glens Falls Indians to: a League Championship, 4 Sectional Championships, 5 Regional Championships, and 2 State Championships.  And has had numerous former players go on to Collegiate, Olympic, and Professional Hockey.

Don "hung up his skates", as the first Head Coach of the Glens Falls Indians in 2001.  He has an incredible Combined Record of 252 Wins, 139 Losses, and 7 Ties.  This overall record ranks him among the top High School Hockey Coaches in New York State.  He is also a member of the Capital District High School Hockey League's Hall of Fame, and was the leagues Sectional Coordinator for many years.

Don was inducted into the New York State High School Hockey Hall of Fame, March 2002, for his dedication to the sport as a truly great coach who has contributed noteworthy service to New York State high school hockey.
 

The New York State High School Hockey- Hall of Fame, located in the Lake Placid Olympic Center's '80 Rink hallway,  recognizes former outstanding Players, Coaches and Teams that have contributed noteworthy service to New York State high school hockey.

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