Dennis Miller is in his first season as associate head coach at the
Miller comes to UND after having spent the previous 10 seasons as head women’s hockey coach at the University of Vermont, where he was an integral part of the Catamounts rise from a club team to varsity status at the Division III level to its current Division I standing. In his 10 years leading the program, Miller amassed a 70-177-25 record.
During Miller’s tenure at
In 2005-06, Miller guided the upstart program through its first season as a member of Hockey East, four years after gaining Division I status in 2001-02.
In 2002-03, the Catamounts posted their first Division I victory with a thrilling 3-2 overtime win at
In 2000-01, under Miller's guidance, the Catamounts set a school record for wins with a 14-8-2 overall record and 14-2-2 mark in the conference. UVM made its second straight trip to the postseason, but dropped a 2-1 decision in triple overtime to Colgate in the longest game in UVM hockey history (men or women). Following the season, goaltender Tiffany Hayes was named ECAC Goaltender of the Year and became the program's first player to earn First Team All-America honors. Teammate Lindsey Neilson earned All-Rookie honors, joining Jillian Giardina who was selected to the All-Rookie team in 1998-99.
In 1999-2000, just the second varsity season for
Miller earned the ECAC Women's Alliance Koho Co-Coach of the Year in 1997-98 and was a finalist for the national coach of the year honor in 1997-98 and 1999-2000.
Following his playing days at
As a coach, Miller has been extensively involved with USA Hockey at the regional and national levels. Since 2001, he has coached at the National Development Camps in
Miller, a native of Buffalo, N.Y., also served as a college scout for the ECHL's Johnstown Chiefs from 1998-2002.