San Francisco Bay Area native Robert Miller will enter his 10th season as the men's golf head coach in 2014-15 after taking the helm of the program in July 2005.
Miller has done an exceptional job at Santa Clara, guiding the Broncos to numerous team tournament titles and developing his young players into some of the best amateurs in the nation. During his first nine seasons the Broncos have claimed eight team titles and have placed among the top-5 on 25 other occasions.
The 2013-14 campaign was one of Miller’s finest as he directed a young and talented group of players to a seventh place or better finish seven times in 11 tournaments, capped by a second place showing in the West Coast Conference Championship, the Broncos’ highest finish at that event since winning the title in 1998.
The team earned a top-100 Golfstat.com ranking coming in at 96 with first year player Tyler Kertson being named the WCC’s Freshman of the Year and senior Scott Lowe finishing his career with a third consecutive All-Academic Team selection.
In 2011 the Broncos reached a national ranking as high as No. 75. In 2010, junior Scott Travers was named the 2010 WCC 'Player of the Year' and sophomore Cory Mehl qualified for the U.S. Open Sectionals for the second straight time.
Miller made an immediate impact following his hiring, leading the men's team to a program-record four tournament titles in 2006, a national top-50 ranking, and the team's first-ever NCAA Regional appearance. Following the men's team's third-place finish at the WCC Championships in April 2006, Miller was named Co-WCC Coach of the Year.
A member of the San Jose Country Club, Miller has been a golf enthusiast for the past 40 years, and qualified for the 2003 USGA Mid-Amateur. His business background includes being the CFO of a prominent local company, as well as serving as a controller and commercial lender.
Miller earned a bachelor's degree in economics from UC Berkeley in 1977 and followed with an MBA from UCLA in '79. He and his wife, Brenda, have four children, including Matthew, who graduated from Santa Clara in 2005, and Christopher, who graduated in 2006.