Ed Miller
Ed Miller

egendary Boston State College Head Men's Basketball Coach Jim Loscutoff said, "Ed is doing what no other player before him has done for me at State. He takes complete control of the coaching while on the floor. He is like a general out there, he really takes command". That's high praise for Ed Miller, considered one of the greatest point guards in Boston State history. The guard helped the Warriors to a 56-25 three-year record, good for a .691 winning percentage. Miller was the Most Valuable Player as Boston State's Co-Captain in 1970-71, while leading the squad to a 20-7 record and its first-ever New England State College Athletic Conference Championship. He netted 22 points and dished for a pair of assists in the semifinal contest vs. Rhode Island College, en-route to the title and was later named All-New England following the campaign. Miller led that team with 3.5 assists to go with a career-high 16.4 points per game to as the team's second-leading scorer and poured in a career-high 39 points vs. Bentley, earlier in the season. He finished the season with a .752 (124-165) free throw mark and never shot lower than 70% from the line in any season during his career to finish with a career percentage of .753 (216-287). His 175 lifetime assists stood as the highest total of any player in BSC history at the time to go with 762 points in 80 games. Miller finished his career with one season of baseball for Boston State as a shortstop. Following his 1971 graduation from BSC, he compiled a 275-130 (.680) record as a Head High School Varsity Boys Basketball Coach with stints at North Quincy (1972-87) and Marshfield (1987-94), before becoming the Director of Athletics for Marshfield Public Schools from 1992-99. He assumed the same position for Quincy Public Schools from 1999-2006 as well. He has remained a prominent figure in youth basketball circles, serving as a Vice-Chairman for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Basketball Committee, President of the Suburban League Coaches Association, Atlantic Coast League Athletic Directors and the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials Board 54 Basketball Officials. Miller is being inducted into his third hall of fame with membership as one of the elite for the Massachusetts High School Basketball Coaches and North Quincy High School Athletic Halls of Fame.