Two-time Coach of the Year Molly Miller has left Drury University.
After six seasons leading the women’s basketball program to a 180-17 record, Miller will take over as head coach at Division I Grand Canyon University.
“You are some of the most loyal fans on earth, and I’ve always been so thankful for your boundless energy!” Miller wrote in a statement. “That love and energy fed our Lady Panther teams so many times! I will forever cherish our memories, and I hope we will always share those memories together with a heartfelt smile.”
Miller leaves the Drury program with a .914 winning percentage, the best in school history and the highest in the nation among all active women’s basketball coaches in the NCAA. She ends her Drury career six wins shy of the school record, which could have been achieved had postseason basketball tournaments not been canceled by the COVID-19 outbreak.
“Today has been the epitome of a glad and sad day,” Drury Vice President & Director of Athletics, Corey Bray, said in a statement. “While I am happy for coach Miller and her family as they embark on an incredible opportunity at Grand Canyon University, I am sad to lose her as a part of the Drury Panthers family. She has been an integral part of the Springfield community her entire life, and she has been a profoundly impactful member of the Drury community as a student, an athlete and as a coach.
“Her program exemplifies what it means to be more than champions in the classroom, in the community, and in competition. The culture of excellence within the Lady Panthers program starts with her as the head coach and it is a reflection of her as a person and mentor to the Lady Panthers. The ‘scarlet and grey’ will always run through her veins, and she will forever be a Lady Panther.”
Drury will immediately begin a national search for Miller’s successor.