Hall of Famer Cheryl Miller returned as a college basketball coach Wednesday, taking over at Langston University of the NAIA.
Miller, who starred as a player at USC, was also the school’s coach from 1993-95, leading the Trojans to a 42-14 mark. She also was coach and general manager of the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury from 1997 to 2000, guiding the club to a 70-52 record and one Finals appearance (1998). She is currently a broadcaster for TNT.
“We want to take it [the program] to the next level, the national level,” Miller said at her introductory news conference.
Miller, who was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009, was named the Naismith Player of the Year three times while playing for the Trojans (1982-86), helping the school win two national titles. She scored 3,018 points and was a four-time All-American as the Trojans went 112-20 during her playing career.
She also helped the U.S. women’s national team win the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Games.