Episode 157: Coach Curt Miller (Athletic Director at Oconee County High School) Watkinsville, GA


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Dr. Curt Miller, is currently in his 19th year in education and has served the Henry County School District (HCS) for all 19 years. After graduating from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor’s in Health and Physical Education in 2001 he began teaching at Henry County Middle School. He continued his education while teaching attending the University of Alabama for his Master’s in 2002 and Lincoln Memorial University for his Ed.S. in 2004. In 2004, he helped open Dutchtown High School as a HPE teacher and boys basketball coach. In 2007, he took over as athletic director and head boys basketball coach at Ola High School and it was during that time he completed his Ed.D. In 2015, he took a position at the district office as a teacher on special assignment for HPE. During his tenure as athletic director at Ola HS, he won region AD of the year in 2009, 2011 and 2013. In 2016, he was hired as the district athletics and HPE coordinator.

While serving HCS, Dr. Miller has served as a Georgia High School Association (GHSA) executive committee member for almost ten years, board of trustee member for two, and currently serves as chairman of the reclassification committee. Dr. Miller is also very active in the Georgia Athletic Director’s Association (GADA) and is on the board of directors and is the vice president. Along with his work with the GADA, Dr. Miller has presented, taught classes and worked on committees at the National level for the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association (NIAAA) where he also attained his Certified Master Athletic Administrator (CMAA) designation. In 2018, he received the state award of merit from the GADA and in 2019, he received the Frank Kovaleski Professional Development Award for his work with the aspiring athletic administrator cohort he began in the Henry County School district. In October of 2019, he was selected as the state athletic director of the year by the Georgia Health, Physical Education, t Recreation and Dance Association (GAHPERD). He was also awarded the NFHS Citation Award in 2020 for the GADA.

Dr. Miller is most proud of assisting in the addition of swimming, lacrosse, gymnastics and girls flag football in his district, the work the school level ADs in HCS have done to improve the quality of athletics in Henry County and the aspiring athletic administrator cohort he began to train future athletic directors in HCS. This year, he also began a head coaching cohort for those aspiring to be head coaches one day.

Prior to becoming an educator, Dr. Miller was a graduate of Henry County HS in 1996. He then attended Reinhardt College on scholarship and played basketball for two years before transferring to Georgia Southern University. That is where he met his wife who played volleyball for the eagles. Dr. Miller and his wife, Kristen have 2 daughters, Olivia (13) and Ava (10) and are extremely excited to be moving to Oconee County and becoming WARRIORS!



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