Miller in the Mix?

University of Richmond athletics director Jim Miller has been linked with the NC State AD position ever since Lee Fowler and the Wolfpack parted ways in early May.

University of Richmond athletics director Jim Miller has been linked with the NC State AD position ever since Lee Fowler and the Wolfpack parted ways in early May.

However, Miller informed Pack Pride this morning that he has never been an official candidate for the position and is working on an extension with the University of Richmond.

"We are putting the final touches on a contract extension here at Richmond," Miller stated. "I am not, nor have I ever been, a candidate for the athletic director's position at NC State."

Miller spent nine years in NC State's athletics department before taking over at Richmond in May of 2000.

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Jim Miller Notables: Under Miller's watch Richmond has moved from the Colonial Athletic Association to the Atlantic 10 Conference and has had unprecedented success. During his time there has been facility upgrades in the all the major sports, including an on-campus football facility that opens this year, and improvements across the board.

In Miller's first five years at Richmond, the Spiders earned 27 NCAA appearances and won 20 conference titles... as many titles as the school had won during the previous 20 years.

In 10 seasons the men's basketball program has reached postseason play seven times, and the football program won the FCS Championship in 2008.

Miller spent nine years as a member of NC State's athletics department before leaving for Richmond. He served a variety of roles in Raleigh, including eventually being named associate athletic director of athletics and chief operating officer.

An Old Dominion graduate, Miller earned a law degree at the College of William & Mary. He practiced law before becoming president of a sports marketing firm, a position he held until leaving for NC State.


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