NSU AD Inducted Into Hall of Fame
(NSU NEWSROOM--Jan. 16, 2014)--Norfolk State University Athletics Director Marty L. Miller is one of seven sports personalities who comprise the 2014 induction class for the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, the organization announced on Thursday.
A native of Danville, Va., Miller has been a fixture at Norfolk State University for more than 40 years. As a student-athlete, he was the first Spartan baseball player to become an NCAA College Division All-American during a stellar four-year career from 1965-68. He batted .380 as a sophomore, .438 as a junior and .406 as a senior. Miller was an All-CIAA baseball selection in 1967 and 1968, and led the nation in doubles in 1968.
As the Spartans’ baseball coach from 1973-2005, Miller won 718 games and led NSU to 17 conference titles. He was named CIAA Coach of the Year 15 times and is the winningest baseball coach in the league’s history.
Miller was appointed athletics director in December of 2004. Since that time, Spartan athletic teams have won 27 MEAC titles and captured the past nine MEAC men’s all-sports awards.
Miller is already a member of the CIAA’s John B. McLendon Hall of Fame, the Hampton Roads Sports and Hampton Roads African American Sports halls of fame, and the NSU Athletics Foundation Sports Hall of Fame.
The other members of the 2014 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame class include former U.Va. and NFL defensive back Ronde’ Barber; former University of Richmond and major league baseball player Sean Casey; track and field All-American and Olympic gold medalist LaTasha Colander Clark; former ODU and WNBA all-star basketball player Ticha Penicheiro; decorated Daily Press sports columnist David Teel; and former Emory & Henry football coach Lou Wacker.
“This outstanding class has reached the pinnacle of success in their respective sports,” said Virginia Sports Hall of Fame President Eddie Webb. “Their extensive careers have set them apart from the rest of the pack.”
The 2014 induction banquet will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center in Portsmouth, Va., as the headline event of Hall of Fame weekend. Tickets are now on sale. For more information, call (757) 393-8031 or visit www.vshfm.com.