John T. Miller obituary

contact: Jeanne Baron
| WMU News
Headshot, John T. Miller.

John T. Miller

John T. Miller, Western Michigan University assistant professor emeritus of health, physical education and recreation and a former assistant football coach, died Feb. 7. He was 79.

Miller joined the faculty in 1963 and retired in 1996 after 33 years of service to the University. During his WMU career, he accepted several roles in addition to those of teacher and coach.

They included serving at various times as coordinator of the general physical education program, advisor for the physical education major's professional coaching emphasis and the radio football analyst for the Bronco Football Network.

Miller received WMU's W Club Man of the Year Award in 1992. He was active on campus, chairing or serving on several committees for his department. In addition, he played football for the University as an undergraduate.

The former high school teacher and head football coach earned both of his college degrees from WMU: a bachelor's degree in history and physical education and a master's degree in physical education and coaching.

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