The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League announced earlier this month that among its 2012 Hall of Fame class is Sean Miller and his father John Miller.
The induction ceremony is to take place June 1 at Green Tree, a suburb of Pittsburgh.
John Miller was selected as a coach after a successful career at Blackhawk High School, Beaver County. Sean Miller was selected to the hall of fame as a player, despite being Arizona’s head coach. The younger Miller, one of the top point guards in WPIAL history, played for his father at Blackhawk.
The Millers shared in the euphoria of Blackhawk’s first of eight WPIAL titles in 1986. Sean Miller later played collegiately at Pitt.
“It really is an honor,” Sean Miller told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “The fact that I’m able to be inducted the same year as my father … it just makes it seem right because I am so much a product of him.”
Seven years ago, John Miller, 69, officially retired from high school coaching after 35 seasons, 29 at Blackhawk and six at Riverside. However, he continues to coach a ninth-grade Drill 4 Skill girls AAU team.
“It keeps me rolling,” John Miller told the Post-Gazette about why he continues to blow the whistle and offer direction.