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LHS football coach Miller resigns

Lowell High School football coach Juston Miller resigned from that position last weekend, but he will continue working as baseball coach.

“Coach Miller will continue to oversee the off-season opportunities continue for the football players and he will continue to teach and coach varsity baseball,” LHS athletic director Dee Crowley said in an email to the Ledger.

“We are grateful that Mr. Miller stepped in to lead our football team during a difficult transition last summer,” Crowley and Lowell Area schools superintendent Greg Pratt said in a joint press release on Monday, March 18. “Coaching two major sports and having a young family has proved challenging. Mr Miller has resigned to spend more time with his family and concentrate on coaching baseball.”

Despite only one season at the helm, Miller's effect on the football program at the high school was dramatic.

“Over the offseason, the football program has been involved in many activities to help improve the opportunities for our young men on the football field,” the Pratt/Crowley press release said. “This includes more involvement in powerlifting competitions, seven on seven tournaments, while maintaining speed and agility training and lifting before and after school. Coach Miller and the coaching staff were instrumental in providing these opportunities for our players. We are hopeful that these opportunities will continue to occur and our boys will continue to take advantage of these for continuous improvement.”

Right now, the goal is to find Miller's replacement before the start of summer football practice.

“The position will be posted and applications will be collected from potential candidates,” Crowley said in an email to the Ledger. “A thorough multi-level interview and selection process will be in place to select the next head football coach.”

“Our plan moving forward will be to post the coaching position internally and externally to receive applications and follow a thorough interview and selection process,” the Pratt/Crowley press release said. “Our goal will be to have a head coach in place who will lead the team through the summer activities in preparation for the fall season.”

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