Miller Named VMI Athletic Director

Jim Miller Headshot and text

Jim Miller was appointed director of intercollegiate athletics at Virginia Military Institute July 1, 2022. Since last October, Miller had served as VMI’s interim athletic director until his recent appointment.

Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins ’85, superintendent, appointed Jim Miller to serve as Virginia Military Institute’s director of intercollegiate athletics July 1, 2022. Miller began as VMI’s interim athletic director in Oct. 1, 2021, and worked closely with Wins on an assessment of the VMI athletic experience in conjunction with the superintendent’s “One Corps–One VMI: A Unifying Action Plan.”

“Jim’s leadership has been on display since his arrival in October, and I’m pleased that he is staying,” said Wins. “Our coaches, cadet-athletes, and programs will advance through his ideas and experiences.”

Miller retired in 2014 from the University of Richmond and has more than 30 years of experience working in NCAA athletics, including a stint as an assistant basketball coach at VMI from 1979–82.

During his 12 years as athletic director at the University of Richmond, the Spiders won an FCS national championship in football, had three NCAA appearances in men’s basketball including a trip to the Sweet 16, and captured 44 conference titles among 12 sports. Miller was also associate athletic director at North Carolina State University. During his college days, he played basketball and baseball at Old Dominion University. He has been an advocate for student-athletes, an effective fundraiser, and a strong proponent of the fan experience.

“I am grateful and excited for the opportunity to continue at VMI,” Miller said. “I look forward to partnering with Major General Wins, our coaches, cadet-athletes, athletics staff, and the VMI community to accept the challenge of competing to win.”

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