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Dunton Hires Miller as Men's Basketball's Strength and Conditioning Coach

August 21, 2006
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Dunton Hires Miller as Men's Basketball's Strength and Conditioning Coach
Liberty University head men's basketball coach Randy Dunton has announced the hiring of Shane Miller as the program's Strength and Conditioning Coach entering the 2006-07 season.

"It is great to have a former Flame return home," said Dunton.  "Shane's experiences with the University of Nebraska basketball program combined with his personal ability to bring out the best in our student-athletes makes this hire a tremendous addition to our staff.  Coach Miller has a pastor's heart to serve and a firm resolve that will move our collective strength to a new level."

Miller returns to Liberty where he graduated in 2002 with a B.S. in exercise science while earning two letters on the Flames baseball team. 

Prior to returning to Liberty, Miller was a part of the University of Nebraska strength and conditioning staff for two and a half years.  Miller also gained experience interning at Colorado-Boulder during the summer prior to his senior year at Liberty. These experiences have prepared him well for his return to Liberty Mountain. "I am excited to be back at Liberty," commented Miller. "Even when I was working at Colorado and at Nebraska I felt like I was just getting education and experience to bring back to Liberty. I want to implement some of the same things that have made those programs successful here … to help raise Liberty's level of competition."

While Miller was working at the University of Nebraska, he also served as an Associate Pastor at Calvary Community Church in Lincoln until his return to Lynchburg.

In his new position for the men's basketball program, Miller will design and implement strength and conditioning programs. 

"It's an exciting time to be a part of the LU basketball team," added Miller. "We are excited about working hard to get big and strong for the upcoming year. As a Liberty athlete, my goal and ambition was to make some noise in the NCAA world for the cause of Christ and for Liberty. I take that same ambition to men's basketball. We want to make some noise and shake some people up and show them Liberty Basketball is for real and a real tournament contender. My contribution will be making the team big, fast and strong."