Georgia graduate has coached at Virginia and in the USA Swimming program
Seven-time All-American Anna Miller joined Northwestern as an assistant coach with the Wildcats women's swimming and diving program in May of 2013.
In her first season coaching the Wildcats, she helped true freshman Lauren Abruzzo qualify for the NCAA Championships and break Wildcats records in the 1,000 free and 1,650 free. In 2014-15, she aided Ellen Stello in having a breakout season that included shattering a 25-year-old school record in the 200 butterfly.
From a recruiting standpoint, Miller has been an immediate asset. She helped sign a deep and talented freshman class in her first season that saw immediate dividends, especially in the formation of the 1-2 sprint freestyle punch of freshman Mary Warren and sophomore Annika Winsnes during the 2014-15 season. Five of the six swimmers in the 2014-15 freshman class earned top times for NU during the year.
Miller is a graduate of Georgia were she was a member of both the 2005 NCAA championship squad and the 2006 SEC championship team. A two-time Olympic Trials qualifier and team captain as a senior in 2008, Miller earned Academic honors in all four of her collegiate seasons, as well.
Miller spent the summer of 2011 as the national team intern with USA Swimming, assisting with all duties performed by the High Performance Team including filming, race analysis and coach/athlete support.
After her summer with USA Swimming, Miller joined another national power, Virginia, from 2011-13 as an assistant coach working primarily with the middle distance freestylers, stroke and individual medley swimmers in addition to assisting in recruiting efforts.
A native of Johnson City, Tenn., Miller served the 2010-11 school year in two different roles at her alma mater. She spent the year as a graduate assistant with Georgia's CHAMPS/Life Skills program, which focuses on the development of student-athletes within the university environment. In that role, Miller monitored study hall and assisted in organizing community service events. She also served as an administrative assistant with the Bulldog swimming and diving program during the spring semester, helping with home swim meets, financial reporting and camper registration for Georgia's summer camps.
Miller earned her bachelor's degree in risk management and real estate from Georgia in 2009.