tenured active coach, for which he now is paid $42,000 a year (what he calls "the cost ofloyalty"). Miller is the only varsity coach who still teaches physical education classes; where do you think he scouts talent for the team? In October 1997, nine days after Carolina's previous longest-tenured coach announced his retirement, about 1. 40 of Ron Miller's former athletes, representing almost every one of his teams, returned to celebrate his 30 years. Scale aside, Miller's party was based on the same kind of respect Dean Smith enjoyed.
Chess at 100 mph
Deliver the tip of the blade (the
edge, too, in the case ofsabre) to the
designated portion of the opponent's
body before it happens to you. So
simple.Yet, success involves one of the
most complex interactions of mind
and body in any athletic
don't think, who don't enjoy some
application of tactics and manipulation.
There are probably 400,000 ways to
hit someone. We don't learn them all,
but we break it down into skill areas,
and learn two or three different ways
each skill can be used."
"I've heard it described as chess
at 100 miles an hour," said Mark
Lattimore ' 93, who walked cold into
Miller's program as a sophomore and
left school a two-time All-American.
"It's all designed around forcing your
A program"put together with chewing gum and baling wire" includes phys ed classes, a successful varsity program - and private lessons.
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