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Aug. 30, 2011

Portland, Oregon – Portland State head softball coach Tobin Echo-Hawk has announced the hiring of former Ohio State pitcher Megan Miller to her coaching staff.

Miller comes to the Park Blocks after spending the past year doing individual lessons, camps and clinics in the Southern California region. A native of Woodland Hills, Calif., Miller will serve as the Vikings’ pitching coach.

A 2010 graduate of Ohio State with a degree in communications, Miller becomes the second coach at Portland State who played in the Big Ten. Fellow assistant coach Kellyn Tate is a 1998 graduate of Michigan.

A right-handed pitcher for the Buckeyes from 2007-10, Miller was a part of three NCAA tournament teams and helped Ohio State to the 2007 Big Ten Conference regular season and tournament titles. The Buckeyes went 159-66 during her four years in Columbus, reaching the NCAA tourney in 2007, 2009 and 2010.

Following her senior season in 2010, Miller was named as Ohio State’s recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. The conference office choses one student-athlete from each of the 11 softball squads, honoring those individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior.

On the diamond, Miller went 31-10 with a 2.77 ERA over her career. She registered a 15-4 record as a senior, striking out 65 in a career-high 122.1 innings of work.

“Megan is a great addition to our staff. She brings a tremendous amount of knowledge to our program,” said Echo-Hawk. “We are extremely fortunate to have her join our Viking softball family.”

Miller will be joining a PSU squad that has won two of the past three Pacific Coast Softball Conference titles and reached the NCAA tournament in 2009 and 2011.