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Del Miller
Current position
TitleCo-offensive coordinator, quarterback coach
TeamKansas State
ConferenceBig 12
Biographical details
Born (1950-11-06) November 6, 1950 (age 70)
Marengo, Iowa
Playing career
Central (IA)
Position(s)Linebacker, fullback, defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Iowa (assistant)
Kansas State (OC)
Kansas State (AHC/OC)
SW Missouri State
Oklahoma State (OC)
Kansas State (assistant)
Kansas State (DE)
Kansas State (co-OC/QB)
San Diego State (OC/QB)
Kansas State (OC/QB)
Head coaching record
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Del Miller (born November 6, 1950 in Marengo, Iowa) is the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Kansas State University. He shares offensive coordinator duties with Dana Dimel.


He has worked with some of the most prolific offenses in K-State history, is making his fourth stop in Manhattan in 2009 after serving the 2006-08 seasons as the offensive coordinator at San Diego State and is entering his 13th season overall at Kansas State in 2009. Miller serves as the Wildcats' co-offensive coordinator while also tutoring the quarterbacks.

One of the first hires made by Snyder when he first came to K-State in 1989, Miller returned to Manhattan in 2001 as offensive coordinator for his third stint on the staff after serving as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Oklahoma State for the 2000 season.

Miller has played a major role in the building of two major college programs, first at Iowa under legendary Hayden Fry from 1978-88 before becoming a member of Snyder’s original Kansas State coaching staff. He has coached in 14 bowl games in his 30 years as a Division I assistant, including six at Kansas State. He has been a part of 12 seasons of eight or more wins at Iowa and K-State, including five seasons of 10 or more victories.

Miller returned to Kansas State in 1999 to serve as a graduate assistant, helping the Wildcats to a third consecutive 11-win season and a Big 12 North Division co-Championship. After a year at Oklahoma State, he returned to Manhattan in 2001 to serve as the assistant director of football operations before being elevated to defensive ends coach in 2002. In his lone season as a defensive assistant, Miller helped Andrew Shull break onto the single-season top 10 list for sacks and Melvin Williams become a fifth-round selection of New Orleans in the 2003 NFL Draft.

Miller began his second stint as the school’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2003. He helped the Wildcats rank ninth nationally in both scoring and rushing offense and 17th in total offense en route to capturing their first conference championship in nearly 70 years. The offense was one of just seven in the country to average over 200 yards per game in both rushing and passing. Miller was instrumental in developing quarterback Ell Roberson, who is the school’s all-time leader in total offense and passing touchdowns.

With the opportunity to run his own program, Miller left Kansas State in 1995 to take over as head coach at Southwest Missouri State. He guided the Bears to a 21-23 record in four seasons, including their first winning mark in three years in 1996 at 7-4.

Miller followed Snyder to Kansas State in 1989, serving as the program’s offensive coordinator as well as quarterbacks and wide receivers coach. After two seasons, he was elevated to assistant head coach/recruiting coordinator for the 1991 season. Later that year, Miller helped the Wildcats post their first winning season in nine years at 7-4. K-State would go on to break the school record for wins in 1993 and 1994 with nine plus advance to back-to-back bowl games for the first time in school history. Miller coached six all-conference players from 1989 to 1994, including two-time all-league selections Chad May and Michael Smith.

Miller began his coaching career at the high school level in 1972 when he became head coach at Plainfield High School in Plainfield, Iowa. In 1975, he left to become the defensive coordinator at Eagle Grove High School in Eagle Grove, Iowa. He then served as head coach at Eagle Grove from 1977-78.

A native of Marengo, Iowa, Miller played and graduated from Central College in Pella, Iowa. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1972 and received his master’s degree in physical education in 1976.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
SW Missouri State (Gateway Football Conference) (1995–1998)
1995 SW Missouri State 4–7
1996 SW Missouri State 7–4
1997 SW Missouri State 5–6
1998 SW Missouri State 5–6
SW Missouri State: 21–23
Total: 21–23
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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