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Millar promoted to Director of Soccer, named men’s coach

Graeme Millar will take over the Stevenson men’s soccer program after spending the last 10 years at the helm of their women’s program.

When Stevenson University announced Andrew Bordelon was stepping down as the head men’s soccer coach to take an assistant position at Northern Illinois, they did not announce they were going to conduct a national search for his replacement. Instead, they said they would make an announcement in the near future.

Clearly, Director of Athletics Brett Adams knew exactly who he was going to hire to take over as the new leader of the men’s team. Just 24 hours later, Adams announce head women’s soccer coach Graeme Miller has been promoted to a newly-created position of Director of Soccer and will be taking over as the head coach of the men’s program. A national search will take place to find somebody to take over Millar’s role as the women’s team’s head coach.

“I am very grateful to have been given this opportunity by Stevenson University to oversee both the men’s and women’s soccer programs as the Director of Soccer,” Millar said in a statement. “I wish to thank President (Claire E.) Moore, (Vice Presidents) Tim Campbell and Pamela Barkett and Brett Adams for supporting this decision to elevate my current position at Stevenson and to move over to coaching the men’s program.”

As the Director of Soccer, Millar will oversee both soccer programs in an administrative capacity while serving as the coach of the men’s program. Millar is also an Associate Athletic Director at Stevenson.

“I am pleased that Graeme has agreed to take on the new role of Director of Soccer and take over as head coach of our men’s program,” Adams said. “During his time at Stevenson, he had built upon what was already a successful women’s soccer program and made it one of the most competitive in the region, and now with oversight of both programs, he will continue to be influential in the success of the women’s team, while also guiding our men’s program back to prominence.”

Millar will be the eighth head coach in Mustangs men’s soccer program history. He completed his 10th season as the head coach of the women’s program and took the Mustangs to their eighth postseason appearance. Stevenson went to the NCAA Tournament in 2010 and 2014 as conference champions both year. Last year, they made their sixth ECAC Tournament under Millar. They won the ECAC South championship in 2012.

Last year the Mustangs were 9-8-2 and went to the ECAC quarterfinals. Their season included a 3-2 victory over then No. 6-ranked Arcadia, the Knights first loss of the season.

Over his 10 years with the women’s program, Stevenson went 118-72-23 (60.8%), making him the winningest coach in the program’s history. He coached 45 All-Conference selections, including 14 First Team All-Conference picks.

Millar, a native of Scotland, started at Stevenson as an assistant coach in 2006 under Lynnette Bluffington before being elevated to head coach in June 2007.

“It was a very tough decision to relinquish my role as the head women’s soccer coach after ten years as I had the privilege and honor to coach and mentor some of our finest student-athletes,” he said. “I will never forget the memories that were created on and off the field and I will continue to be the women’s soccer program’s biggest supporter as their Director. We will start a national search immediately to find the best and most qualified candidate to continue the long history of success the women’s soccer program has had over the years.”

Tom O’Brien, Jack Matthis, and Gabe Kuhn are all still listed as assistants for the men’s soccer team.

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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