Pittsburg introduces Eric Miller as new head baseball coach

Miller returns to his alma mater to be the next leader of the Purple Dragons

PITTSBURG, Ks. – Pittsburg High School announces their next head baseball coach. Eric Miller is the new leader of the program.

“I’ve been involved in a different career for a lot of my career, but baseball has never been far from my mind, so it’s was an easy decision when this kind of opportunity came up for me,” Miller says.

Miller returns to his alma mater. He went to Pittsburg High School and then played and coached at Pittsburg State.

“It’s a very exciting time for me,” Miller says. “To be able to get back out on the field after having not been on the field for a few years, to put the purple and white back on, to be involved in the team that’s going to play their home games at Jaycee Ballpark where I played my home games…it’s a very exciting time.”

He takes over for Keith Matlock, who stepped down at the conclusion of the season after 10 years coaching the Purple Dragons.

“What coach Matlock has done over the last 10 years has been tremendous,” Miller says. “The program he’s built here has been very successful. I have some big shoes to fill here. I look forward to the challenge and look forward to continuing that success and hopefully building on it a little bit.”

Miller is eager to get started with the team.

“We just finished up a very successful season,” Miller says. “I wish the next season started tomorrow. I know a lot of our kids and I’ve seen a lot of our kids grow up here, play through the JL Hutchinson League and play through their travel teams, so I’m excited to get out there and see what we can be as a team.”

His official duties begin on July 1st, so Miller will be involved with the high school summer league shortly.