Cindi Miller, a two-time First Team All-Big South Conference player at UNC Asheville, heads into her third year as assistant coach at East Carolina University.
Miller helped ECU add two more wins to its slate in 2014 from the previous year as the Pirates finished the season with 15 overall victories including six wins in the American Athletic Conference. She worked tirelessly with the ECU offense and was a major influence in sophomore Ashley McRae's team-leading .360 hitting percentage. McRae finished the year ranked fourth in the league in attack percentage and owns an impressive. 317 career clip.
In her first season with the Pirates, Miller played an integral part in helping guide ECU to double digit wins for the first time in five years. East Carolina's 13 victories was more than six times the win total from the previous season and the Pirates' three conference wins was the most since 2008.
With Miller on the bench, ECU compiled its first five-match winning streak in five years and captured its first road tournament title since 2005 after three straight sweeps at the Elon Phoenix Classic.
Miller was an instrumental part in player development as Shelby Beasley was named Conference USA Player of the Week for the first time in five years and Nicole Willis was named to the All-Conference USA Second Team marking the first all-conference volleyball honoree since 2007.
Miller arrived in Greenville after serving as an assistant coach at Winthrop University under head coach Julie Torbett during the 2012 season.
During her year at Winthrop, Miller oversaw the outside and middle hitters and was an influential part in the development of Jennica Mullins and Rachel Lenz. The pair went on to earn All-Big South Honors as Mullins was named to the Second Team and Lenz earned All-Freshman Team accolades. Additionally, she served as the head coach of the Rock Hill Volleyball Club where she was in charge of the 15-1 Power Team for one season.
As a student-athlete, Miller played for Torbett on the UNC Asheville squad from 2008-2010 and has also worked numerous camps and clinics under Torbett's direction. During her time with the Bulldogs, Miller earned All-Freshman Team honors and finished her career ranked seventh all-time in kills with 1,436.
While at Asheville, Miller worked at the Biltmore Volleyball Academy for three seasons. She served as the head coach for the 15-3, 16-2, and 16Power Teams, helping 15 and 16-year-old girls develop their skills on the court.
A native of Decatur, Ind., Miller earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from UNC Asheville in 2012.