San Francisco Bay Area native Robert Miller is in his 13th season as the Santa Clara head men's golf coach.
Miller, who was hired in July 2005, has done an exceptional job at Santa Clara, guiding the Broncos to 10 team tournament titles and developing his players into some of the best amateurs in the nation.
He has helped guide current senior Hayden Shieh to three NCAA Regional appearances and a spot on the West Coast Conference first team in both 2015-16 and 2016-17. Shieh was also the 2014-15 WCC Freshman of the Year.
At the end of the 2015-16 season, Michiel Eyre III joined Shieh as a first-team All-WCC pick. It marked the third time, and first since 2010-11, the Broncos placed at least two on the first team.
The 2013-14 campaign was one of Miller’s finest as he directed a young and talented group of players to a seventh-place or better finish seven times in 11 tournaments, capped by a second-place showing in the WCC Championship, the Broncos’ highest finish since winning the 1998 title.
The team earned a top-100 Golfstat.com ranking (96) with first-year player Tyler Kertson being named the WCC’s Freshman of the Year and senior Scott Lowe finishing his career with a third consecutive All-Academic Team selection.
In 2011, the Broncos reached a national ranking as high as No. 75. In 2010, junior Scott Travers was named the 2010 WCC 'Player of the Year' and sophomore Cory Mehl qualified for the U.S. Open Sectionals for the second-straight time.
Miller made an immediate impact following his hiring, leading the men's team to a program-record four tournament titles in 2005-06, a national top-50 ranking, and the team's first-ever NCAA Regional appearance. Following the men's team's third-place finish at the WCC Championships in April 2006, Miller was named Co-WCC Coach of the Year.
A member of the San Jose Country Club, Miller has been a golf enthusiast for the past 40 years, and qualified for the 2003 USGA Mid-Amateur. His business background includes being the CFO of a prominent local company, as well as serving as a controller and commercial lender.
Miller earned a bachelor's degree in economics from UC Berkeley in 1977 and followed with an MBA from UCLA in '79. He and his wife, Brenda, have four children, including Matthew, who graduated from Santa Clara in 2005, and Christopher, who graduated in 2006.