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Jayhawk Conference Press Release
 

 

Released By:
Dan C. Delgado
Assistant Athletic Director
Garden City Community College

Wednesday, January 21, 2013

Bill Snyder Disciple Named Buster Head Football Coach

Garden City, KS - Martin Luther King Day will always remain special for Matt Miller for years to come.  On this historic day Matt Miller, a Bill Snyder protege, was named head football coach for the Garden City Community Broncbusters.  Coach Miller follows former head coach Jeff Tatum who resigned 10 days ago to accept the same position at Mississippi Delta Community College.  Coach Matt Miller served as Tatum's offensive coordinator this past season resurrecting the Buster offense to a top 3 national finish in total offense. Matt Miller is a 1991 Graduate of Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego California. Matt attended Texas A&M University before transferring to Kansas State University where he played in football and baseball starring in both sports.

 From 1996-2006, under the direction of Kansas State University Head Coach Bill Snyder, Coach Miller was assigned assistant coach for the Wildcats, Coaching tight ends and tackles. Coach Miller quickly progressed to the position of Quarterbacks Coach and assisted Coach Snyder in game planning the offense. During Coach Miller’s tenure Coach Miller helped propel Kansas State University Football to five, Big 12 North Championship Teams, and eventually became the 2003 Big 12 Champions. Coach Miller while at Kansas State University was highly regarded as a national recruiter. Coach Miller signed many future NFL players including Darren Sproles. Coach Miller has extensive experience in public speaking and fundraising throughout Kansas as a representative for the “Catbackers Booster Club.”

 After Kansas State, Coach Miller assumed a career in business with Aerotek, in Kansas City, MO. Coach Miller received the fastest promotion in franchise history being elevated to Recruiter 2 status and into the Managerial Program. Matt combining his football coaching competitiveness, with his business talent, forged ahead starting his own company. Matt represented “Onsight Solutions,” as owner and regional sales manager. In the late summer of 2012 Coach Miller was hired by former head coach Jeff Tatum to serve Broncbuster football in the capacity of offensive coordinator.

 Coach Miller was instrumental in taking steps to resurrect Buster Football to national prominence with a win over Copiah-Lincoln in the 2013 Mississippi Bowl. In Coach Millers first year the Broncbuster Offense achieved the following: Led offense to #3 National Ranking in TOTAL OFFENSE Garden City averaged nearly 50 points a game in Jayhawk play Coached the Jayhawk Conference Player of The Year and 2nd Team All-American Nick Marshall Coached 1st Team All-Ameican Tyreek Hill and 1st Team All-Conference Receiver Rod Coleman Coached 6 players who received All-Jayhawk Conference recognition.

What they are saying about Miller:

Bill Snyder, Head Coach, Kansas State University: “Matt is a wonderful choice to lead the program at Garden City Community College. He is a young guy that will bring tremendous passion for the game of football. I believe he will actively involve the community in the program and bring the two together. I also think Matt will do a tremendous job bringing in quality young men to the program.” “Matt has a wealth of football knowledge and will surround himself with caring quality people. He will make it a priority to guide young people in their faith and relationship with family. He will make better young men personally and academically as well as on the football field. Above all Matt will work diligently to enhance the relationship between the football program at the faculty of the college.”


Jim Gush, Recruting Coordinator, Baylor University: “I am very excited about the future of Garden City Community College football with Matt as the head coach. Matt brings an infinite knowledge of what it takes to succeed in collegiate football. His work ethic in recruiting and coaching is top notch. People in Garden City have already seen what he can do with an offense, so it will be exciting. Matt will bring an energy level that Garden City needs to compete with the top of the Jayhawk Conference.”


Mike Ekeler, Co-Defensive Coordinator, University of Indiana: “Matt has been a close friend for a number of years, and I am really excited about this opportunity that he has in front of him. Matt’s passion for the game of football and the energy that he puts into his work will make Garden City a successful program. Matt will surround himself with good football people and good football players. He knows so many people in the football world that he is constantly going to have a connection to the top players around the nation. Combine that with his offensive knowledge and desire to win; it will be an exciting combination.”














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