“Graduating and developing women of inspiration and substance is my goal,” said Miller, who reached the Hall of Fame mainly on the basis of her USC playing career, where she helped lead the Trojans to three Final Four appearances and NCAA championships in 1983 and 1984.
“Cal State LA is the perfect place for that mission”
Miller spent the past two seasons coaching Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma, guiding the Lady Lions to a 49-12 record and two berths in the NAIA tournament.
Miller coached the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury from 1997-2000 and USC from 1993-95, with the Trojans reaching the NCAA tournament both seasons.
“I’ve known Cheryl as a player, coach and general manager for more than 20 years. She is a world-class talent,” said Cal State LA Executive Director of Athletics Mike Garrett, who as athletic director at USC and Langston also hired Miller as women’s basketball coach for those schools.
‘I came to Cal State LA to win national championships and Cheryl has done just that. She knows how to get us to where we intend to go.”
Cal State LA President William A. Covino said Miller “embodies the kind of athlete and human being who will lead our students to successful futures beyond what they’ve imagined.”
— City News Service
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