The Gophers and Goucher College are saying a tearful goodbye to Director of Athletics Geoffrey Miller after gracing Goucher with his love and hard work for twenty two years. Not only was dear Mr. Miller the Director of Athletics. Additionally, Mr. Miller graced Goucher as a professor in Goucher’s graduate school’s M.Ed. program, concentrating in sports administration and leadership. Mr. Miller’s previous work had him in Washington College working as the Director of Athletics for seven years. Thankfully, he decided to come to Goucher in 1994 to serve as the Director of Athletics in hopes of “building of an athletic program” for the students and community here at Goucher.
During his time at Goucher, Mr. Miller has been a force of change, overseeing the addition of the track, pavilion and turf field, and the conversion of classrooms into the weight rooms in the SRC. Mr. Miller also brought Goucher to the Landmark Conference, which he helped to create. While making changes, Mr. Miller also noted changes around him, including the many curriculum changes. According to Mr. Miller, “we aren’t salesmen, but we’re trying to sell the school to our students.” To Mr. Miller, change is for the better.
As for the future of Goucher, Miller hopes that the Gophers bring home the metaphorical gold, winning more conference championships and gaining more national recognition for grades. After more then twenty years of work, Geoffrey Miller will be truly missed by the faculty and the students for his friendly and kind-hearted attitude. And although this is a goodbye, it’s not goodbye forever, as Mr. Miller plans to keep in touch with Goucher’s teams. From all of us in the Goucher Community, bon voyage and may the next step in your life’s journey be fruitful and pleasant.
Featured Image: Geoff Miller, with his daughter Sara, on Beldon Field in 2011. Photo Credit: WordPress blog by Billy Weiss, ‘11