Joe MillerHead Coach
Office Phone: (864) 231-2013
The 2012 season will be Joe Miller’s 22nd season in the dugout at Anderson and his 16th campaign as head coach of the Trojans, after taking the reins from Bobby Beville in 1997.
Miller was hired as an assistant baseball coach at Anderson in June, 1990. A native of Newberry, S.C., Miller was a member of the 1985 Upstate Championship baseball team at Newberry High School and went on to attend Anderson when it was a junior college. He served as captain of the baseball team in 1986 and 1987, and in 1987, he was selected as an infielder for the All-Region X team.
After graduating from Anderson, Miller played baseball (third base) at Newberry College in 1988 and 1989 and was a member of the Indians' District VI Championship team in 1989. Miller was named to the NAIA Academic All-American team following that season.
At the conclusion of his career, Miller earned his masters degree in physical education from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C.
Miller served as an assistant coach under Beville from 1990-1993 and was named associate head coach in 1994.
Beville was named the Director of Athletics in 1996 and Miller was elevated to the position of head coach and has amassed nearly 400 victories during his tenure at the helm of the Trojans’ program.
Miller is the son of the late Clyde Miller, who collected more than 800 victories during a distinguished career as a collegiate baseball coach.
Joe and his wife Laurie live in Anderson and have two sons, Tyler and Jake.
Kaleb DavisAssistant Coach
Office Phone: (864) 231-2013
Former Trojan hurler Kaleb Davis was named assistant coach on June 1, 2012.
“I am excited to have Kaleb join our program as pitching coach,” Anderson University head coach Joe Miller said. “Kaleb was a dedicated member of our program for five years and has the background and desire to help us win.”
Described by Miller as the “most dedicated pitcher he ever coached,” Davis underwent two major arm surgeries during his collegiate career with the Trojans. The 6-foot-3, 190 pound right-hander made 23 appearances, including 19 starts, on the mound with the Trojans between 2007 and 2011, tossing 61 innings and recording 22 career strikeouts.
Davis was an academic all-conference selection during his career and threw a career-high seven innings while scattering five hits and notching a strikeout in a 2-1 win over Mars Hill as a freshman in 2007.
Davis, who served as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Point University from May, 2011 through May 2012, earned his degree in kinesiology from Anderson in May, 2011 and assumed the same duties for the Trojans.
A native of Orangeburg, S.C., Davis is married to the former Jamie Rusnak of Columbia, S.C., who earned a degree in education from Anderson University.
Riley McDermottAssistant Coach