Aug. 5, 2013
Champaign, Ill. -- University of Illinois women's track and field head coach Ron Garner announced the hiring of Kimberly Graham-Miller as an assistant coach. Graham-Miller comes to Illinois following a three-year stint as an assistant coach at UC-Davis, where she worked with the sprinters.
"I'm extremely pleased and excited to have someone of Kim's caliber join our staff," Garner said. "She and I go back many years. Kim was an outstanding Olympian and has carried that level of success over to her coaching. She is a rising star in this business."
While at UC-Davis, Graham-Miller served as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's track and field teams. She coached four individual Big West champions and saw the Aggie women win back-to-back Big West Conference Championships in 2012 and 2013.
Prior to her stint at UC-Davis, Graham-Miller served as an assistant track and field coach at Duke University and the University of Virginia. During that time, Graham-Miller coached five All-Americans, three ACC Champions, and eight All-ACC athletes.
Graham-Miller's athletic achievements include a standout career at Clemson University, where she was named ACC Performer of the Year in 1991, 1992, and 1993, the only woman to win the honor three times. She held the school record in the 400m for 19 years, and is third all-time in the 200m.
After an impressive college career, Graham-Miller was selected to the 1996 United States Olympic team and won a gold medal in the 4x400m relay. She also finished as a semifinalist in the 400m. Her biggest individual achievement came in 1998, when she captured the USA Outdoor Track and Field 400m championship.
Graham-Miller graduated from Clemson University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, with a concentration in criminal justice.