Men's Soccer

Assistant coach Miller leaves Syracuse for Duke soccer program

Former Syracuse men’s soccer assistant coach Mike Miller has assumed the same position at Duke, Duke Athletic Communications confirmed Monday morning.

On Thursday, Miller tweeted, “Excited to start my new job as Assistant Coach at Duke University on Monday,” but the move was made official Monday.

Miller was an assistant coach at SU since February 2010 through this past season, and served as the recruiting coordinator since 2011.

He recruited current players such as goalie Alex Bono, midfielders Stefanos Stamoulacatos and Alex Halis and forwards Emil Ekblom and Chris Nanco, among others — a group that has sparked a turnaround for the SU soccer program since Miller and head coach Ian McIntyre first arrived in 2010.

Miller’s recruiting success became more and more evident by the season in his Syracuse tenure. The program’s 2011 class was ranked No. 40 by College Soccer News, the 2012 class was rated No. 14 and three players from the 2013 class — Halis, Nanco and Ekblom — were named to TopDrawSoccer.com’s top 100 freshman list during last season.

The Orange doesn’t face Duke in the upcoming regular season.

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