David Miller returns to La Salle
David Miller, the 2021 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year and former La Salle University baseball head coach, is set to return to his previous position. 
Miller, who has spent the last two years leading Manhattan College's baseball team, will resume his role at La Salle starting in June 2024. His return is in anticipation of the baseball program's revival in the 2025-26 season. 
“We are excited for the return of La Salle baseball and over the last several months, we have discussed our program with alumni, former student-athletes and an amazing candidate pool,” Vice President for Athletics & Recreation Ashwin Puri said. 
“During the process, it became clear David was the right coach to lead our program. He knows La Salle, the Atlantic 10 and the Philadelphia baseball community. We share his vision for La Salle Baseball and are excited to have him rebuild our program and take it to new heights.” 
Miller's previous tenure at La Salle was marked by a significant turnaround. When he first arrived, the team had only 10 wins and a .196 winning percentage. Under his leadership, the squad improved to a .604 winning percentage, setting a program record for wins in his fourth season. The 2021 season saw the Explorers achieve a school-record 32 wins and tie the program record for conference wins with 15, earning Miller the Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year award. 
“I am excited to come home,” Miller said. “We have unfinished business at La Salle and I’m excited to get back to work and build what we started to do in 2021. I would like to thank the University, President Dr. Daniel Allen, Ash Puri, and all of the people responsible for reinstating the program. I look forward to being an Explorer again.” 
During Miller's second year at La Salle in 2019, the team won 11 more games than the previous year, finishing with 25 victories, the fourth-highest in program history. This included 17 home wins and victories over New Mexico State and Penn, two of the top-ranked offenses in the nation. 
While at Manhattan College, Miller led the Jaspers to a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship appearance in his first season. The team set a single-season record for walks and recorded 416 strikeouts, the second-most in the school's history. Four players received individual postseason accolades. 
Prior to his his return to La Salle, Miller was head coach at Penn State University Abington, where he led the team to a program-best 33-11 record. He coached Ryan McCarty to Division III National Player of the Year honors, leading to McCarty's signing with the Toronto Blue Jays, the first MLB signing in the program's history. 
Miller also had a successful stint as head coach at Penn Charter, compiling an impressive .757 winning percentage over four years. 
A high school standout at Chestnut Hill Academy who was a First Team All-City selection as a first baseman in 1991, Miller went on to star at Clemson where he helped lead the Tigers to national No. 1 rankings in both his sophomore and junior years. Clemson won three straight Atlantic Coast Conference championships during his time with the team.

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