“As her coach for four years, I, along with everyone else who has been involved with the program, was always impressed with Lindsey’s really strong work ethic and commitment to our program, as well as her leadership and maturity,” head coach Laurie Corbelli said. “When it became evident that she would be in this city for a couple of more years, it really sparked interest in seeing how we could get her involved with the team again. Her goals are not so much to be a coach, but she is incredibly organized and has great insight into our program, and I just felt that she is a great fit for the position.”
Miller, a two-time American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American honorable mention from Katy, Texas, finished her stellar athletic career having started every match and leading Texas A&M in hitting percentage, blocks and blocks per set every year. As a senior in 2012, the team captain hit .363, ranking sixth in the A&M all-time season records. She also surpassed 1,000 career kills and completed her career ranked third in the A&M all-time records with 409 block assists, fifth with a .311 career hitting percentage and sixth with 462 total blocks.
Just last week, Miller made a return visit to Texas A&M’s Reed Arena, where the volleyball team competes. Instead of running plays on center court, she was walking the stage to receive her diploma for completing a bachelor’s of science degree in human resource development. A cum laude graduate with a double minor in business administration and sport management and the recipient of the Southeastern Conference’s H. Boyd McWhorter Post Graduate Scholarship, Miller will pursue her master’s degree in human resource management at Texas A&M while also serving as the volleyball team’s director of operations.
Miller’s responsibilities will include coordinating and organizing team travel, supervising the student managers and overseeing equipment inventory and summer camps. She also will serve as the liaison for the players’ off-court responsibilities and will help the program develop a larger presence in the community.
“I’m excited and I couldn’t have asked for a better set up,” Miller said “I’ve always thought that, with my human resources background and sports background, something like this, kind of managing a team, is something that I would be good at and interested in. I just felt like this would be a good fit. I know the staff so well, I know the players and I know the functions and the things the team likes and doesn’t like.
“Since I was a member of the team, I know how traveling works and the schedule. That’s what I did every weekend for four years, so I know the players’ side, and I can use that insight as a member of the staff. There is just a whole other side that you never see as a player, and it will be interesting to get to see the interaction between the coaches and staff and how it all works together as one total function.”
Miller expects to make a smooth transition from being a player on the team to being a member of the staff.
“It will be different, and initially I was worried that I might miss playing. However, after the Maroon and White scrimmage, I realized that I am okay with the fact that I am done playing. I had a good run at it. I think four years is a perfect amount of time to play college sports. With my new role, I still get to be around what I am passionate about, and I get to see a different aspect of it.”