La Salle head coach David Miller was named Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year, the league announced on Wednesday.

In his fourth season at the helm, Miller led the Explorers to a school record of 32 wins and tied a program record with 15 conference victories. Perhaps even more impressive is that he accomplished this while La Salle announced plans to disband the baseball program at the end of the season. 

"The honor and the award was coaching this group of guys all season," Miller Tweeted. "Greatest gift of my life."

Miller took over the La Salle program in the summer of 2017 as the team was coming off a 10-41 season. He quickly put together a plan to improve the program and brought in multiple nationally recognized recruiting classes. 

"My goal is to make La Salle a baseball destination," Miller said before the 2020 season. "I think we can do just that." 

Miller becomes the third Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year in program history, joining Larry Conti (1999) and Mike Lake (2010). 

Before joining La Salle, Miller served as head varsity coach at William Penn Charter School and led the Quakers to a 26-2 record and a USA Today Super 25 ranking in 2017. Over four years at Penn Charter, Miller compiled a .757 winning percentage.

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