PUEBLO, Colo. (June 15, 2017) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball Head Coach Curtis Loyd announced the addition of Sarah Miles as the new Assistant Coach of the Pack.
"I am so excited to announce my final addition to the staff, Sarah Miles," Loyd said. "She comes from an excellent program and one of the best coaching staffs in the country. She also played at the highest level in Division 1, plus she played in one of the toughest conferences in the country while she was at the University of West Virginia."
"I am honored and blessed for the opportunity to be a part of an uprising program, with high expectations of winning the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference," Miles said. "I am excited to work with the girls, bring in experience playing at all levels and do what it takes to be the best and beat the best."
Miles comes to the Pack from Division I's West Virginia University, where she worked as a graduate assistant. During Miles' tenure, the Mountaineers won the Big 12 Conference Tournament Championship. West Virginia went 24-11 and won their first 13 games of the season with Miles coaching.
Miles also starred for the Mountaineers as a student-athlete. In 2009-10, Miles was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year, finishing with 2.8 steals per game. She would also be named All-Big East Tournament Team and Second Team All-Big East as a junior, helping lead the Mountaineers to a 29-6 record.
During her sophomore season, Miles average a career-high 12.2 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game. In the classroom, Miles also shined for the Mountaineers, earning a spot on the Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll as a junior and a senior.
After she completed her collegiate career, Miles played a season of professional basketball in Finland. Competing for Forssa Finland, she earned an All-Finnish League Honorable Mention selection and helped her team reach the Finnish League Semifinals.
When she returned to the States, Miles worked at High Octane Performance Skills in her native San Antonio, Texas. Working with student-athletes in the offseason, she helped two players reach D-I institutions, placing student-athletes at Duke University and Texas Tech University. .
"Sarah brings experience as a player with the knowledge of knowing the game that will help our team grow both on and off the court," Loyd said. "I was really impressed with her understanding of the day to day operations, her drive to develop players and her personality that will help her quickly build strong relationships with players and recruits. I am very fortunate to have her and she has already jumped right into the position. "
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics