Assistant coach Dan Miller enters his fifth season with the Nebraska women's gymnastics program in 2015-16. Miller coaches Nebraska's vault and floor squads.
Breaking Records in 2015
In only four years as an assistant coach, Miller has guided the Huskers' vault and floor squads to new heights in 2015. Under Miller's leadership, the Huskers set a program record on vault against Penn State with a whopping 49.75 score. In addition, an incredible seven members of NU's deep vault team earned or tied career highs throughout the season. Ashley Lambert helped break vaulting records of her own after becoming the first gymnast in program history to earn back-to-back perfect 10.0's on a single event.
Miller also provided key guidance in the postseason throughout 2015. Hollie Blanske earned first-team All-America honors on floor after earning a berth into the event finals, finishing 11th overall at the NCAA Championships. Blanske also grabbed second-team accolades in the all-around, the first of her career. Jessie DeZiel closed out her collegiate career with a bang, taking home first-team honors in the all-around with a sixth-place overall finish and second-team awards on vault. Lambert garnered her first career All-America accolades after a record-setting season, named to the second-team on floor. Thanks to Miller's leadership, Nebraska remains among the top 10 on both vault and floor nationally.
Vault and Floor: Leading the Way in 2014
Miller guided Nebraska's vault and floor lineups to great success in 2014, aiding NU in compiling a 27-11 overall record. Several Huskers posted career highs on vault and floor, continually setting the bar high all the way into post season competition. DeZiel captured NACGC/W regular-season All-America honors, while Wong collected her third consecutive All-America award at the NCAA Championships.
Miller helped Nebraska's vault and floor lineups continue to dominte in 2013. At the Big Ten Championship meet the Huskers posted four individual vault scores of 9.95 and a team high 49.725, which helped secure them the Big Ten conference title. Miller guided Britanny Skinner to her individual vault appearance at the NCAA Championships, and Emily Wong and Jessie Deziel to earn All-America awards on their events.
During his first season at Nebraska in 2012, Miller guided Jessie DeZiel to first-team All-America honors on floor and second-team honors on vault. He also assisted in the development of Janelle Giblin, who earned first-team honors on vault, and Emily Wong, who earned second-team honors on floor exercise. Under Miller's tutelage, the Huskers garnered a total of 15 floor titles and 14 vault titles throughout 2012.
Before arriving at Nebraska, Miller served as owner and head coach for 12 years at Arena Gymnastics in Joliet, Ill. While at Arena, he coached over 50 Level 10 national qualifiers and 16 national team members. In addition, he has guided six gymnasts to Level 10 all-around championships and qualified more than 20 gymnasts to the Region 5 All-Star Teams. With over 30 years of coaching experience, Miller has seen more than 30 athletes receive full-ride scholarships.
In addition to his tenure at Arena, Miller served on the Region 5 Board and as the Region 5 Camp Director for over 10 years. He has been honored six times as the Region 5 Junior Olympic Coach of the Year and has been awarded the five-and 10-year service award from USA Gymnastics. Miller also served as a coach at Cincinnati Gymnastics and Midwest Gymnastics.
Dan and his wife, Beth, have two sons: Brandon (11) and Kyle (9).
- Assistant Coach, Nebraska (2011-present)
- Head Coach, Arena (1999, 2011)
- Coach, Cincinnati Gymnastics
- Coach, Midwest Gymnastics