Miller hired as Ephrata football coach

By on January 25, 2016
Ephrata High School football coach Kris Miller

Kris Miller

Ephrata High School has found it’s man.
After a search that drew interest from 22 candidates, Kris Miller, an associate head coach at Northern Lebanon High School, stood out.
And Tuesday night at the monthly Ephrata school board meeting, Miller was named to succeed Scott Shelley as new head football coach at Ephrata.
A 2004 graduate of Conestoga Valley and Lebanon Valley College (’08), Miller guided the Vikings’ defense since 2013. The past two seasons, they finished as a top five defense and led the L-L League in turnovers this past year.
Miller, who was also approved Tuesday as a high school math teacher at EHS for next school year, said Tuesday he was excited about the opportunity.
“I was fortunate enough to be here two years ago as an opponent when they opened up the turf field, and right when I left the field I knew that this was something that I wanted to be part of if it would open up in the near future,” Miller said. “Just the community support…I think the support that I felt from the community at that time, I felt like this was a place that was on the verge of something that’s going to be really successful. When this opportunity opened up this year, it was a no-brainer for me to apply for it and go through the process.”
“I’m from Lancaster County. I graduated from Conestoga Valley High School and I had a lot of family live in the Ephrata area so I’m familiar with the community. It’s a chance to come home for me, and I’m just really looking forward to this opportunity.”

He replaces Shelley, whose contract was not renewed after spending four seasons at Ephrata, going 2-38 during that span. Ephrata currently has lost 31-straight games.
For a complete story on Miller‘s hiring, please pick up a copy of Wednesday’s Ephrata Review.

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