PRP baseball coach Bill Miller dies

PRP baseball coach Bill Miller dies
Bill Miller

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Longtime PRP baseball coach Bill Miller died Monday, a spokesperson for Jefferson County Public Schools confirmed.

JCPS tweeted the following statement from PRP Principal Kim Salyer:

The PRP Family has lost a true legend. Head Baseball Coach Bill Miller passed away today after a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer. Coach Miller was a friend, colleague and beloved teacher at Pleasure Ridge Park High School. He was a father figure to hundreds of players, coaches and members of our community. He taught all of us how to work hard and never quit. In short, Coach Miller made each of us a better person. His influence and life will never be forgotten.

According to Salyer, Miller graduated from PRP in 1967. He taught health and physical education at PRP beginning in 1972.

This was his 39th year as PRP's baseball coach. During Miller's time, PRP won six state titles, including in 2017.

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Coach Miller was inducted into the KHSAA Hall of Fame on Saturday.

"Coach Miller was a very special person," Salyer said Tuesday. "To us, and I think to many he was high school baseball. When you think of high school baseball one name comes to mind and that is Bill Miller. His influence in life will never be forgotten."

He was the winningest baseball coach in Kentucky's history.

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