Miller named Senior Woman Admin
YORK — The York College Athletic Department announced that Madera High School alumna Roni Miller has been promoted to Senior Woman Administrator, in addition to her duties as Head Softball Coach.
“I am grateful Roni agreed to take on this additional role,” said Director of Athletics Garrett Schwarz. “In many ways, Coach Miller is already a key player within the Athletic Department at York College. Since my arrival in July, she has been a resource to me and a valuable voice within our Athletic Leadership team. Coach Miller has earned this role due to her many years of leadership and service to York College.”
The Senior Woman Administrator, a designation initiated by the NAIA this past summer, promotes meaningful representation of women in the leadership and management of intercollegiate sports on NAIA campuses.
“Roni possesses a very unique combination of gifts and skills which makes her a great leader and a great developer of leaders,” York College president Sam Smith said. “Coach Miller is determined to keep our campus focused on our mission, transforming students, generating outstanding athletes in all sports, and ensuring students graduate. We will be a stronger institution with Coach Miller serving as a senior woman leader on our campus.”
“I’m both humbled and honored to serve York College in this way,” said Miller. “It’s been an honor to serve on the Athletics Leadership Team this school year. Thank you to President Smith, Garrett Schwarz, and all the members of our Senior Leadership Team for this opportunity to be a leader in the athletics department.”
Miller already serves as the Director of Athletic Alumni. She is a Madera High School graduate and played softball for the Coyotes. Her main duties include organizing the Athletic Hall of Fame luncheon, electing its members and the Lifetime Lettermen’s Association, of which she is also a member.
Miller is the athletic representative on the Academic Assessment Committee which is a college requirement for the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the YCS Task Force, which organizes the curriculum for a required freshman course at York College.
During her tenure with the softball program, Miller has led her team to two KCAC Conference Championship berths. Also, under Miller’s leadership, her athletes have earned MCAC All-Conference honors, KCAC All-Conference honors, KCAC Golden Glove awards, KCAC Scholar Team and individual athlete honors, OWH All-Nebraska honors, NFCA ALL-Region, All-American and Scholar-Athlete honors, and the program has had one NAIA All-American honor given to Brianna Perez, a former Madera Coyote, in 2016, first in program’s history.