Ernie Miller (2009)
Miller was a participant in the 1960 high school Meet of Champs in the 100 and 220-yard dashes.
He was a 4-year letterman at ASTC (now UCA), 1961-64, in the sprints and relays, contributing to four consecutive AIC championships for the Bears.
As a member of six winning relay teams for the Bears, Miller and his teammates set three AIC records in the 440- and 880-yard relays and the sprint medley relay.He was a member of the 440-yard relay teams that placed in the NAIA national meets in 1961 and 1963.
Miller coached track in the Conway Public Schools 1965-71 and captured a state championship in 1966 as well as a regional championship in 1968.
He served as a volunteer track coach at the University of Arkansas during the 1976-77 school year while earning his Ed D. in Health, Physical Education and Recreation. The research for his dissertation involved studying whether track performance in women distance runners could be improved by increasing the hemoglobin level in the blood.
Miller operated the Central Arkansas Track Club for five years, hosting AAU/TAC meets and taking qualified athletes to regional competition.
For the past 40 years he has served as a starter for AIC meets, multiple state and conference meets and as head field judge for multiple state meets.
Miller was inducted into the UCA Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.