Greater Columbus Basketball Legend Association
ROBERT (BOB) MILLER
ROBERT (Bob) MILLER
2014 GCBLA INDUCTEE
Bob Miller, a Grandview High School graduate, played football and competed in track and field, but basketball quickly became his favorite sport to coach even though he didn’t play at the prep level. Miller made his coaching debut at Groveport Madison High School during the 1965- 66 school year, coaching the boy’s golf team and freshman basketball team. He served as assistant basketball coach for eight seasons before taking over as head coach in 1973. Miller, who was inducted into the Groveport Hall of Fame in 2012, compiled a 150-54 record with the Cruisers, guiding them to five league titles during his 10-year tenure that ended after the 1982-83 season. Bob then coached the Thomas Worthington Cardinals to a 423-269 record over the next 31 seasons and he amassed a 573-323 career record with 12 league titles and three district championships over 41 seasons. The past 15 summers, Miller coached many of the state’s top boys and girls players in tournaments held in western European countries including Italy and France. He built a reputation as a strict disciplinarian who wasn’t afraid to bench players for not giving their best effort, but he also is known for having a tender side. When Bob Miller announced his retirement from coaching earlier this summer, it ended one of the most enduring and winningest coaching careers in Ohio.