Michael Miller
Michael Miller serves as the volunteer head basketball coach at Los Angeles College Prep (LACP), located in Gardena, CA. He comes to Los Angeles College Prep after a four year hiatus from his customary head coaching role at Los Angeles City College (LACC). During that four year break he spent a year observing the Laker's in Phil Jackson's final season.

Miller was named head coach at LACC In May of 1992, and served in that role until 2008. During that time he turned LACC's basketball program into a nationally known basketball power. In doing this, Miller become the winningest coach in LACC history in every imaginable category. Miller's LACC teams have won over 80% of their games during his tenure, including FOUR STRAIGHT 30 WIN SEASONS (1999-2000 to 2002-03). He is most proud of producing over SEVENTY-FIVE DIVISION ONE players; which is thought to rank first in the entire nation during the same period of time. His teams were a model of consistency as demonstrated by setting a new national record of fourteen straight conference championships. This amazing streak started in 1993-94 and continued until 2006-07, breaking UCLA's old record of 13 (nine of which were won under John Wooden). Due to coach Miller's remarkable success he quickly became known as one of the youngest and most successful college head coaches in the entire country. From 1999-2000 to 2006-07 the LACC teams compiled an overall record of 241-38 over eight seasons with a winning percentage of .864, exceeding all NCAA Division I Programs during the same time period.

Before coming to LACC, Coach Miller experienced great success as a high school coach at Ribet Academy and Cathedral High School. As the head coach at Ribet Academy (Los Angeles, CA), Miller led them to unprecedented success as they captured two consecutive CIF Championships and a Division V State Championship. At Cathedral HS (Los Angeles, CA) coach Miller was the youngest head coach in the state, (21) and led the "Phantoms" to the best two-year record in the eighty-five year history of the school. This included two Santa Fe league titles and two CIF Final Four appearances. In his four years as a high school head coach, Miller attained the fifth highest winning percentage in California high school history.

Coach Miller has been honored as "Coach of the Year" eighteen times in his nineteen full seasons as a head coach at both the high school and college levels and has coached EIGHT different teams to 30 or more wins. Coach Miller is the first coach in California basketball history to win a State Championship at both the high school (1990-91 Ribet Academy) and college levels (1996-97 & 2002-03 LACC). No active Junior College coach has more State Championships (1997 & 2003) then Miller. Coach Miller is 48 years old and is a native of Los Angeles. He attended Glendale Community College then CSULA graduating with a BA in English. He has earned two Master's Degree from Azusa Pacific University. Coach Miller also served as the Athletic Director for LACC for six years, leading the entire department.


Source:Mt. San Jacinto Sports Information Department