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Corey Miller Appointed Head Football Performance Coach

Corey Miller Appointed Head Football Performance Coach

LOS ANGELES – Corey Miller appointed as UCLA’s head football performance coach and head coach DeShaun Foster Announced Tuesday, Miller is in his ninth year of majoring in football strength and conditioning, which he entered after completing his own playing career.

The hiring represents a return to Westwood for Miller, who was the Bruins’ speed and movement director from February 2022 to June 2023 before moving on to the National Football League. He served as associate director of strength and conditioning for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers last year.

“I have been impressed with Coach Miller’s ability to get the best out of his players during his previous time with our program,” Foster said. “With his added NFL experience, I believe there is no one better suited to defend our bases as we prepare the Bruins for Big Ten Conference play and beyond.”

With the Panthers, Miller implemented workouts for offensive and defensive linemen, and assisted with recovery and Return to Play efforts for the same groups. Miller earned his first NFL opportunity in 2022, working with the Los Angeles Rams during training camp through the league’s Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship.

During his first stop at UCLA, Miller created speed and weight training plans for offensive linemen, defensive linemen and high-skill athletes. He also participated in generating and analyzing sports science data and chaired the Return to Play program.

Miller was promoted to director of football sports performance at Ole Miss for the 2021 season, his second stint with the Rebels. In that role, he oversaw all position players. Miller was an assistant player on the South Carolina strength and conditioning staff from 2017-19. During his tenure in the Southeastern Conference, Miller helped lead the teams to four bowl games under head coaches Lane Kiffin and Will Muschamp.

Miller got his start in football performance at D1 Training in Knoxville, Tenn. As head strength and conditioning coach, he led one-on-one training sessions with clients of all ages while making sure others were well-versed in rest and recovery methods and coaching mechanics.

Miller came to prominence at the University of Tennessee from 2010-13, appearing in 49 games. In his final game as a volunteer, in a 27-14 win over Kentucky, Miller set a school record with 4.5 sacks, earning him the national player of the week distinction. After earning a bachelor’s degree in sociology, he played one season for the Lazio Marines of the Italian Football League in Rome.

Miller earned a master’s degree in sports psychology from the University of California, Pennsylvania in 2023. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.