Miller Completes Elite Coaching Excellence Course

UIC head coach Regina Miller guided the Flames to 18 wins in 2011-12, second-most in school history.
UIC head coach Regina Miller guided the Flames to 18 wins in 2011-12, second-most in school history.

June 5, 2012

UIC women’s basketball head coach Regina Miller recently completed The Center for Coaching Excellence (CCE) course at Columbia University in New York City.  Miller was part of the third session, 29-member class that composed of Division I head coaches.  To date, 85 college women's basketball coaches have completed the two-and-a-half day curriculum.

The CCE, a joint project of Columbia and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), is an invitation-only, elite leadership program. The inaugural two sessions were held in May and June 2011.

"We are thrilled to host the second year of The Center for Coaching Excellence," said M. Dianne Murphy, director of intercollegiate athletics and physical education at Columbia. "Our goal is to introduce the coaches of college women's basketball to various aspects of leadership, and provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of the importance of ethics and integrity. I am thrilled with the overwhelming success of our outstanding program."

Miller piloted the Flames to an 18-13 record during her first season on campus, which stands as the second-most wins in school history.  She guided UIC to its first Horizon League Tournament win in five years with a 66-53 triumph over Butler at home in the quarterfinals.  Eighteen victories is also the highest winning total by a first-year head coach in Flames’ history.

Coaches attending the May 21-23 session were Courtney Banghart, Princeton; Lynn Bria, Stetson; Jackie Carson, Furman; Itoro Coleman, Clemson; Kristy Curry, Texas Tech; Matthew Daniel, Central Arkansas; Jill Dunn, Jacksonville; Maria Fantanarosa, Miami (Ohio); Jason Flowers, Cal State Northridge; AnnMarie Gilbert, unaffiliated; Brian Giorgis, Marist; Julie Goodenough, Abilene Christian; Lindsay Gottlieb, California; Kelly Greenberg, Boston U.; Quentin Hillman, Syracuse; Krista Kilburn-Steveskey, Hofstra; Regina Miller, UIC; Matthew Mitchell, Kentucky; Teri Moren, Indiana State; Mike Morris, Samford; Jennifer Mountain, Santa Clara; Dianne Nolan, Lafayette; Jenny Palmateer, Monmouth; Brady Sallee, Eastern Illinois; Marlene Stollings, Winthrop; Gail Striegler, Long Island; Ed Swanson, Sacred Heart; Darcie Vincent, Appalachian State; and Altherias Warmley, Alabama A&M.