State champion coach Miller retires from Concordia

Feb. 3, 2021

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Dave Miller, longtime girls basketball coach at Concordia Lutheran High School, has announced his retirement with the end of the 2020-21 season.

“I was very blessed to have been able to coach so many quality young women during my 18 years at Concordia,” Miller said. “They were quality as basketball players, but more importantly as young Christians, dedicated and loyal to teammates and coaches."

With a career record of 479-227 over 31 years and a Concordia record of 299-135 over 18 years, Miller is ranked No. 8 in the state for all-time wins among all Indiana Girls High School coaches and was second in victories among active coaches in Indiana before his retirement.

He holds two state championship titles for Concordia from 2010 and 2012 — the only girls basketball state titles in school history — and holds 14 other championship titles, including one SAC conference championship, seven sectional championships, four regional championships, and two semi-state championships.

“We are grateful to Dave for his many years of service to Concordia. He has taken the girls basketball program to tremendous heights and has become a leader for others to follow within our athletics program,” Athletic Director Tim Mannigel said.

In his career, Miller was also named the SAC Coach of the Year and State Coach of the Year. As a coach at Bellmont High school, he was the 5-time NEC Coach of the Year. He was also the head coach for Indiana Senior All-Stars in 2011.

Concordia Lutheran High School, located at 1601 St. Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne, Ind., was founded in 1935 as a private, co-educational Lutheran high school open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. With Christ at the center, Concordia continues to pursue educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more at