We received the following press release from the Lowell High School Athletic Department. Noel Dean stepped down as head coach last month.
Juston Miller has been named the Varsity Head Coach of the Lowell Red Arrow football team to replace Hall of Fame Coach Noel Dean. Coach Miller has been a member of the Red Arrow football coaching staff for 15 years and has served as Defensive Coordinator for the past several seasons. Coach Miller was named the MHSFCA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2016. In addition, Coach Miller has been the Varsity Baseball Coach at Lowell for 14 seasons and plans to continue in that role.
“Coach Miller has been a successful member of the coaching staff at Lowell for many years and understands the tradition, expectations and culture of Red Arrow athletics,” says Athletic Director, Dee Crowley. “He is a teacher in our building which allows him to connect with the boys on a daily basis in our hallways and classroom. We have been blessed with a consistent, experienced and outstanding coaching staff for many years, and being able to provide that consistency and excellent coaching for our players this year was extremely important.”
Superintendent Greg Pratt commented, “While it was difficult timing to lose our Head Football Coach, it was made easier by turning to our tremendous assistant coaching staff for support. Coach Miller has been with our staff for 15 years and has a great relationship with his student-athletes. I look forward to watching our teams work hard and grow into young adults.”
Coach Miller began his coaching career under legendary Jack VerDuin and Ron Engels at Wyoming Park after playing for both coaches during his high school career. After completing his teaching degree from Aquinas College, Coach Miller joined the staff at Lowell High School in 2003 and has been a loyal member and mentor of the coaching staff at Lowell High School ever since. He also demonstrates strong leadership as department head of the Health and Physical Athletic Department. Coach Miller also earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University and currently continues graduate level classes in the field of education.
“I am excited to accept the challenge of leading our Lowell Football program and understand what the Lowell community values within their athletic programs. As a coaching staff, we are looking forward to the support of parents and community in continuing the common goal of building successful young men,” said Juston Miller.
Coach Miller and his wife teach and live with their two young boys in the Lowell community.