Cheryl Miller, considered by some to be the greatest women’s basketball player ever, was officially introduced as the new head women’s basketball coach at Langston University on Wednesday, April 30.
Miller won two NCAA titles at the University of Southern California, won three olympic gold medals, is in the basketball hall of fame, accomplished numerous other stellar achievements on the court and spent several years covering basketball on several national television networks.
The hall of famer was introduced to a gym full of fans, players, media and even the Langston band on the University’s campus.
The one time WNBA head coach told the gym that she wasn’t going to lie that she had to research Langston, but liked the University’s tradition.
“Coach Miller’s credentials as a player and coach are unsurpassed in women’s basketball. We are thrilled and honored to have her here wearing Lion blue on our courts,” said Mike Garrett, Langston athletic director. “Coach Miller has the skills and tools to lead our women’s basketball team to domination in NAIA.”
Langston University President Dr. Kent Smith added, “This is a historic moment for Langston University athletics as we welcome legendary player and coach Cheryl Miller as women’s basketball head coach.”
Watch below as Miller describes how she arrived at Langston, talks about her career and early interactions with her new team.