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Texas Woman’s University has Hired Their First Wrestling Coach

Olympic bronze medalist Randi Miller has been named the head coach of Texas Woman’s University.

Here is Miller’s bio from the Texas Woman’s University Release

A 2014 U.S. World Team Member, Miller earned a 2014 Military World Championship. She also competed on the U.S. Senior National Team in 2008 and from 2012-16, and was the 2008 and 2014 U.S. Senior National Champion. She earned 10 U.S. Senior Level All-America honors and was named the 2008 USA Wrestling female wrestler of the year.

Miller began her competitive wrestling career in high school but rose through the ranks quickly, beating 2004 Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann at the 2008 Olympic Trials before taking her sole loss to four-time Olympic gold medalist Kaori Icho of Japan. Miller then topped multiple-time World champion Martine Degrenier of Canada to capture her bronze medal.

Miller moved from competition into coaching, with stints at Missouri Baptist, MacMurray College and Limestone College as an assistant coach, while also serving as South Carolina USA Wrestling Women’s Director since 2018 and also serving in the U.S. Army National Guard in the World Class Athletic Program, a program designed to allow top-ranked soldier-athletes to perform at the international level while also serving their country in the military.

Most recently, Miller served as an assistant coach on the 2021 Team USA Cadet World Team in Budapest, Hungary, as the team captured its first-ever freestyle team title on the strength of three individual championships. The team finished with seven total medals, three gold and four bronze. Every wrestler that made a medal match won their final bout.

After her wildly successful career as a competitor and a similarly rapid ascent through the coaching ranks, Miller will lead a Pioneers wrestling program that is scheduled to begin competition in the 2022-23 academic year.

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