FORTVILLE — Former Mt. Vernon assistant football coach Tim Miller has been hired as the Lapel head coach.
A 1998 MV graduate, Miller was a football and basketball standout for the Marauders before attending Tri-State University, where he was named football all-conference for three years.
He eventually returned to Mt. Vernon as an assistant coach for Doug Peacock for five seasons. When Peacock retired following the 2010-11 season, Miller applied for the head coach position. Miller, who has also been teaching at Mt. Vernon, was passed over in favor of Doug Armstrong, the former New Palestine head coach.
Miller was an assistant coach at Lapel last season, while continuing to teach at Mt. Vernon. He said Wednesday that he will teach at Lapel in the fall, formally ending all teaching and coaching connections with his alma mater.
“My ties with Mt. Vernon go back deep,” Miller said. “My grandfather was the principal at Fortville High School. And I couldn’t tell you how many relatives have graduated from Mt. Vernon.
“So, I’m going to miss it. At the same time, I’m excited to get started as a head coach.”