Hall of Fame coach Jim Miller to present ‘Sustained Success’ at UIU

The public is invited to join Upper Iowa University students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, August 28, for the free presentation, “Sustained Success,” by Hall of Fame wrestling coach Jim Miller. The program is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. in the Student Center ballrooms at Fayette Campus.

Jim Miller is passionate and energetic about helping others climb the ladder of success and his message applies to all walks of life.  He will share his secrets on how to win the battles ahead of you, think at a higher level, and the benefits of going the extra mile for yourself and your team.  Attendees will learn life lessons like:

  • Results or excuses—you can’t have both
  • Don’t let the negatives get in the way
  • Sometimes you just have to do it anyway

Jim Miller grew up in Waterloo, Iowa, and had a 37-year career coaching the sport of wrestling, the last 22 years at Wartburg College, where his career dual meet record was 413-34. He won 21 consecutive Iowa Conference championships and 10 NCAA team championships. He is only one of four NCAA wrestling coaches in the history of the sport that has won 10 NCAA championships. The last time Wartburg lost a Conference Dual meet was February 1994. In Coach Miller’s 22 years at Wartburg, his teams finished first or second in the nation 18 times.

Jim Miller was awarded the National Division III Coach of the Year Award five times and the prestigious Dan Gable Award (given to the Coach of the Year across all NCAA divisions) in 2004 and 2013. As a college athlete, Coach Miller was a two-time NCAA champion for University of Northern Iowa in NCAA Division II, and also a two-time NCAA Division I All-American. Coach Miller is a member of eight Hall of Fames.

Individuals unable to attend the event may view the presentation via a Facebook livestream.  Simply go to UIU’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/upperiowauniversity/ and look for the live video in the Facebook feed.


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