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The L. William Miller Award

Presented annually, the L. William Miller Award recognizes a member of NATYCAA who demonstrates excellence in leadership, service and integrity in an athletic program at a two-year college or organization.

About the L. Wiliam Miller Award

While at the St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, L. William "Bill" Miller developed the prototype program of Athletics and Physical Education on St. Louis Community College's three campuses that remained intact years following his retirement in 1994. The program has offered over 18 NJCAA-affiliated sports, 40 Physical Education courses, and enabled more than 2000 student-athletes to transfer to four-year programs. Bill served as Flo Valley's Head Track & Cross Country Coach (1966-1973) and Director of Athletics (1966-1994) and he assumed chairmanship of the Physical Education department for several years prior to retirement. Prior to joining the Flo Valley staff, Bill served as Athletics Director, Track & Field coach, swimming coach, and physical education/drivers education teacher at Beaumont and Northwest High Schools in St. Louis. He led teams to eight Missouri State Championships in Track & Cross Country competition.

In 1966, at age 38, Bill became the youngest inductee into the Greater St. Louis Coaches Hall of Fame. In 1974, he became a charter inductee into the Missouri Track and Field Hall of Fame. He has also been inducted into the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame, the National Association of Two Year Colleges Athletic Association Hall of Fame, the NJCAA Track and Field Hall of Fame, and the NJCAA Region 16 Hall of Fame.

L. William Miller

Past recipients:

2018 Dr. Jim Forkum Santa Rosa Junior College
2017 Dave Evans San Diego Mesa College
2016 Brenda Hampton Iowa Western CC
2015 Gary Broadhurst Mohawk Valley CC
2014 Bobby Bowman Pasco Hernando CC
2013 Carl Heinrich Johnson County CC
2012 Joe Tubb South Plains College
2011 Bob Myers Solano College
2010 John Jackson Dean College
2009 Scott Geddis Phoenix College
2008 Ron Warnock DeAnza College and Miami-Dade College
2007 Mary Mahan Miami-Dade College
2006 John Stauff Ocean County College
2005 Warren Hansen Cuesta College
2004 Art Becker Scottsdale CC
2003 Bob Dinaberg Santa Barbara City College
2002 Ron Case Gloucester County College
2001 Michael Jacobsen Utah Valley State College
2000 Bob Bottger St. Louis CC - Meramec
1999 Pete Pisciotta Glendale CC
1998 Dr. James Harvey Miami-Dade Kendall
1997 Vin Cullen CC of Rhode Island
1996 Rick Golas Holyoke CC
1995 Carlyle Carter Penn State System
1994 Rex Brumley Broward CC
1993 L. William Miller St. Louis CC - Florissant Valley