EAST LANSING, Mich. – Lansing United today announced that Nate Miller has been named head coach and general manager.
Miller, who resides in Spring Arbor, Mich., is currently in his third season as head coach of the Spring Arbor University men’s soccer program. He will be the second head coach in Lansing United history.
“I am extremely honored and grateful to be given the opportunity to join the Lansing United family,” Miller said. “The club is heading in a very exciting direction, and I am excited to help led this growing and passionate soccer community.”
The former Taylor University (Upland, Ind.) standout joins a Lansing program that has complied a 16-7-6 record and a Midwest Region championship in its first two NPSL seasons.
“We are so excited to have Nate Miller as a part of the Lansing United family,” said Lansing United CEO/President Jeremy Sampson. “As I went through the process, it was clear that he was the person I wanted to lead the club in 2016 and beyond.
“In getting to know Nate, he embodies the ‘Pride, Passion and Unity’ that Lansing United is known for. Nate is well organized and knows what it takes to lead a program having been a head coach in the state for three seasons. That also means he has his finger on the pulse of all of the outstanding players that there are in the state of Michigan.”
Miller holds a USSF ‘A’ license and has led Spring Arbor to the NCCAA National Tournament in each of his first two seasons. In his first year with the university, Miller’s team made the NCCAA National Tournament’s semifinals, where they fell to the eventual national champions. Last season, the Cougars finished 14-5-4 and qualified for the national tournament.
Before Miller joined Spring Arbor, he was an assistant coach at Taylor University. He also is the head coach of the 1998 Michigan Boys ODP and Jackson Rush U15 teams.
“The club’s motto of pride, passion and unity truly resonated with me, and I look forward to tirelessly working with the club to achieve new heights in all three of these facets.”