David Miller named head coach at Penn State Abington

David Miller is one of the good guys in college baseball, so it's a win for the Philadelphia baseball scene that he's remaining local at Penn State Abington. 

The school formally announced the hiring of Miller on Wednesday. 

"Growing up down the street from the campus, I'm really excited to be here," Miller said in a release. "I want to build off the success that the team has recently had and continue to grow it into one of the premier programs in Division III." 

Miller did some outstanding work at La Salle over four seasons, culminating in Atlantic 10 Conference Coach of the Year recognition last year. He led the Explorers to a school-record 32 wins while keeping the program in the hunt for a postseason berth through the final day of the regular season. Unfortunately, La Salle eliminated the baseball program following the 2021 season. 

Miller excelled coaching at the high school level before his stint with La Salle, managing perennial powerhouse William Penn Charter High School to an 88-27 mark over four seasons.  

Before his coaching career Miller was an All-American first baseman at Clemson, leading the Tigers to three conference titles and a College World Series appearance. He was a first-round draft pick by the Cleveland Indians in 1995 and spent a decade playing professionally. 

Penn State Abington finished 20-6 last season and reached the NEAC Championship before dropping two contests to Penn State Harrisburg in a best-of-three series. 

Josh Copskey vacated the head coaching role at Penn State Abington this past summer following a four-year stint to take the head coaching gig at Immaculata. 

The Nittany Lions open the 2022 season on the road with a contest at Guilford on Feb. 19.

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