Hall of famer returns to coach Carbondale basketball

Jim Miller is returning as basketball head coach at Carbondale High School.
Published: Apr. 13, 2023 at 8:46 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 14, 2023 at 3:30 AM CDT
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CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) – A hall of famer will be back on the Carbondale sideline next season.

On Thursday, April 13, Carbondale Community High School District 165 voted to name Jim Miller as the Terriers’ new head boys basketball coach. Miller is the winningest coach in Carbondale history – compiling 424 wins over 23 years for the Terriers and a state runner-up finish in 2005.

In 2021, Miller retired from teaching and coaching after the COVID-19 pandemic shortened that season.

“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to come back and provide some stability and continuity through the entire program,” Miller said in a news release from CCHS. “I am excited about working with the kids, teaching the game, and developing a positive culture that will hopefully enhance their player growth.”

Miller was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2015.

He replaces outgoing coach Lee Nailon.