|Other College:||Crowder Community College|
|Alma Mater:||Missouri State University|
Courtney Miller is entering her 26th season as the Raider’s head coach, after starting the fastpitch program in 1995. The 2020 season should be a one to remember, as the team will set its sights on a major goal. Seminole State softball is currently only 3 wins shy of the 1000th win in program history, with Miller being at the helm for all of those.
She has an overall college coaching record of 1,065-607-4, earning her 1000th collegiate win on March 17th, 2018. She guided the Raiders to a FCSAA State title in 2012 and a Mid-Florida Conference title in 2017. She was named the FSCAA Coach of the year in 2012 and the MFC Coach of the Year in 2017. Her 2017 team set a new school record with 53 wins, breaking the previous record of 51 set in 2015.
Under Miller, the Raiders have made 17 consecutive FCSAA State Tournament appearances.
The Raiders have received 14 NJCAA All-American awards under Miller, while 27 have earned NJCAA Academic All-American awards. Seminole players have claimed 7 FCSAA Player of the Year awards and 10 Player/Pitcher of the Year awards in the Mid-Florida Conference.
During Miller’s tenure, 56 players have earned All-State honors, including 29 1st team nods. 76 players have claimed 1st team all-conference awards and 52 have been named to the second team.
48 players have been named to the 1st or 2nd team of the NFCA South region, and 19 were named NFCA All-Americans.
She has coached 2 Jean Williams Award winners, 4 Mid-Florida Conference Female Athletes of the Year, 1 Female FCSAA Player of the Year, 2 Mid-Florida Scholar Athletes of the Year, 1 FCSAA Scholar Athlete of the Year, and her 2012 team was named the MFC and FCSAA Academic Team of the Year.
Seminole State softball has consistently been ranked in both the State and National polls throughout the years, including a high of 4th in the 2018 poll.
Finally, her teams have shined off the field academically. 249 players have been named to the MFC Academic team and 157 earned Academic All-State. 44 players have been named NJCAA Academic All-Americans, and 110 have earned NFCA Academic All-American. Her teams have been ranked in the top 20 academically in the NFCA and NJCAA the past 8 years.
Miller served as the Mid Florida Conference Softball Chair for 22 years, and also served as the NJCAA All-American representative for 3 different terms.
Before joining the Raiders, Miller started her coaching career at St. Cloud University in St. Cloud, Minn., from 1992-1994. She guided the Huskies to the 1992 NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament and Top 10 ranking in the final NCAA Division II softball poll. Miller is a native of Jasper, Mo., and a graduate of Missouri State University, where she played softball for two seasons.
Miller is well versed in community college athletic program administration, having earned her A.A. degree from Crowder Junior College in Neosho, Mo., where she played basketball and softball. The softball team finished second and fourth in the nation, respectively, during the two years she was there.
In addition to her role as head coach, Miller is a professor at the college, teaching courses in Wellness and Health. She also serves as the athletic academic adviser for all student-athletes at Seminole State.