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Jack Miller joins Hall of Fame

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POSTED May 7, 2013 2:25 a.m.

Jack Miller - a coach and teacher lauded for his “pay-it-forward attitude” - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

Other members of the Class of 2013 are Bill and Lucille Harris, community service; Mike Henry, education; George Abdullah, Government; Greg Leland, education; Karl Konrad Wolf, health care; Randy Ernest Albertsen, athletics; and David Bricker, community service.

Miller is being inducted for education

Those nominating Miller note that, “his influence is far reaching. At this point in his career many of Jack’s fellow coaches at Manteca High and throughout the City of Manteca are former players, many of whom have pointed to Jack as their reason for pursuing the honorable, challenging, and rewarding career of teaching and coaching.”

Miller has taught 34 years in the Manteca Unified School District with the last 32 years at Manteca High.

He has been a varsity football coach at Manteca High for 32 consecutive years. He is currently the assistant head varsity football coach. He contributed to more than 200 varsity football wins and had a role in helping Buffalo teams qualify 14 times for football playoffs including five appearances in the section championship game including titles in 2001, 2005, and 2006.

He has positively influenced the lives of over 1,600 young men on the athletic fields and countless other young lives in his 34years of teaching.

He has coached teens that went on to excel including one professional football player, many college athletes and one Navy SEAL.

He was honored as the California State Assistant Football Coach of the Year in 2002 based on his overall coaching record, professional honors, and contributions to athletics.

He was voted in 2007 and 2008 as the Best of Manteca’s Best Local Coach.

He coached baseball for six years at Manteca High. Miller also coached Little league and Babe Ruth. He also helped coach the Lions’ All-Star Football Game in 1987, 2002, and 2007.

Miller is a 1972 graduate of Livermore’s Granada High. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis and his teaching credential from California State University, Chico. He obtained his master’s from the University of LeVerne.

Miller and his wife Mary have two sons - Sammy, 26, (married to Jeana) and Kevin, 22.

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