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UPEI unveils new head coach of women's soccer team

The UPEI Panthers play in the Atlantic University Sport.
The UPEI Panthers play in the Atlantic University Sport. - Contributed

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Glen Miller has been named head coach of the UPEI women’s soccer team.

Miller, a CIAU most valuable player and UPEI Sports Hall of Fame member, will begin his duties as head coach on Jan. 2 and will remain working full-time with Service Canada while leading the Panther program.

A soccer coach since graduating from UPEI, Miller most recently has led Colonel Gray High School’s AAA girls soccer team (2008–2016), the Winsloe-Charlottetown (WC) senior women’s premier team (2016), and WC’s under-18 girls premier team (2013–15). He was named the P.E.I. School Athletic Association Coach of the Year for 2009–10.

“I am thrilled to have Glen join our coaching staff,” said Chris Huggan, director of athletics and recreation. “Glen has a tremendous soccer pedigree as a player and coach and with his knowledge of the game, work ethic, and passion, I am confident our program will go in the right direction.”

Miller came to the university in the fall of 1994 and began one of the most star-studded careers as a UPEI sweeper with UPEI men’s soccer. He won the outstanding offensive award as a rookie, and from there, made history by being named a four-time AUAA all-conference all-star and a four-time CIAU all-Canadian award winner. In his final year with the squad, Miller won every possible individual award, capping off his remarkable career with the biggest and best at the national level. He was inducted into the UPEI Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

“It’s a tremendous honour to be wearing the Panther colours again,’’ said Miller. “I was most fortunate to be coached by, and play with, championship-calibre teammates. I’m looking forward to taking our players on an amazing journey. Playing varsity soccer is a privilege to be truly grateful for and I’m grateful to UPEI for hiring me to guide the women’s team.”

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