Ben Miller
    Ben  Miller

    Running Backs/Special Teams Coordinator

    USAFA '02


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    Ben Miller is in his eighth season as an assistant at Air Force. This season marks his second as running backs coach after coaching tight ends for five seasons, and his fifth year coaching the specialists (punters, kickers and snappers). This season is his third as the special teams coordinator.

    Miller's first four years saw the development of Travis Dekker as one of the best tight ends in school history and one of the best in the Mountain West Conference. Dekker caught 25 passes for 382 yards and two scores, while averaging 15.3 yards per catch, in 2007. His 25 catches are the most by an Air Force tight end since Trent Van Hulzen in 1989. Dekker would later sign a contract with the Green Bay Packers. In addition, Chaz Demerath developed into one of the team's top receiving threats in 2010 in his first year as a starter. Demerath caught 17 passes for 241 yards to finish third on the team in receiving.

    Miller's work with the kickers has also been impressive. Ryan Harrison kicked a school-record 24 field goals in 2008, while becoming a semifinalist for the Lou Groza National Placekicker of the Year award. Harrison also set a record for field goals in consecutive seasons with 43 in 2007-08.

    In 2009, kicker Erik Soderberg burst on the scene in his first season. He kicked 22 field goals which is the second most in school history. He also scored 104 points. Last season Miller worked with kicker Parker Herrington, who earned first-team all-conference honors after leading the league in field goals (1.15) and field goal percentage (83.3).

    A 2002 Academy graduate, Miller spent the 2006 season as the offensive graduate assistant at the University of Illinois before returning to the Academy. Miller was an all-conference offensive lineman for the Falcons, starting at left tackle as a junior and senior. After completing his collegiate career, Miller signed a contract with the Cleveland Browns, where he was used as a fullback/tight end/long snapper. In the fall of 2005, he joined the practice squad for the Philadelphia Eagles.

    His first year working with the running backs was highly successful. He oversaw the progress of first-year starter Cody Getz, who rushed for 1,248 yards which is the seventh most in school history. Getz opened the season with a school-record five straight 100-yard games while hitting the 200-yard mark three times to establish a new school record.

    Miller served as a graduate assistant coach at the Academy from 2002-03. He also spent one year in the ManTech Division at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, before transitioning to the Air Force Reserve in May of 2004. During the NFL offseason, he worked as a public affairs officer doing recruiting and public relations activities for the Air Force.

    Miller is married to the former Meghan Carney.The couple has two daughters, Quinn and Keeley, and a son, Lochlan.

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