IMG Academy Announces Billy Miller as Head Coach of National Football Team
IMG Academy, the world’s largest and most advanced multi-sport training and educational institution, announced on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 that it's promoting assistant head coach and special teams coordinator Billy Miller to head coach of its national football team. Miller has spent eight seasons with IMG Academy and has played an integral role in player development and the weekly development and execution of game plans, including for the 2020 national championship winning team. In addition to his role as head coach, Miller will continue to oversee the special teams unit.
“For the past eight seasons Billy has shown exceptional head coach traits with his development of our student-athletes both on and off the field,” said IMG Academy Athletic Director Scott Dean. “His passion and success on the field as assistant head coach and special teams coordinator is equally matched by his dedication to his players off the field through directly assisting with college placement and recruiting. We couldn’t be more excited to have him guide our program into the 2022 season.”
Prior to joining IMG Academy in 2014, Miller spent three years as an assistant coach in the NFL, most recently as special teams scouting assistant with the New England Patriots in 2014. As special teams assistant coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012 and 2013, Miller was responsible for quality control of special teams, including all breakdowns and analysis of opponents for the six phases of special teams. His unit ranked first in the NFL in blocked punts in 2012 and second in the NFL in 2013 and was the top-ranked team in kickoff drive start in 2013.
Miller’s experience coaching student-athletes dates back prior to joining IMG Academy. He spent three years on the Rutgers University staff as special teams assistant coach from 2010-2012 and coached New Jersey high school programs Holy Cross Academy (2009) and Haddon Heights High School (2007-2008). He was a four-year starting kicker at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania where he was 2-time All-American, 3-time All-Conference, 3-time Special Teams MVP and graduated as the program’s all-time leading scorer.
“I’ve been incredibly proud to be a part of the IMG Academy staff, and I’m honored to become the national team’s next head coach,” said Miller. “This is an incredible program with some of the most talented high school players in the country and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to lead this team and the development of its student-athletes.”
Varsity Football launched at IMG Academy in 2013 and has emerged as a perennial national power. The national team finished the 2020 season in Max Preps’, USA Today’s and High School Football America’s No. 1 spot. Across previous classes, more than two-thirds of IMG football graduates have gone on to join NCAA Division I FBS programs.