Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Linfielder Terry Miller, R.A. Long High School Hall of Fame

Seven former standout athletes, including Linfielder Terry Miller, were among 10 individuals and two football teams inducted into the R.A. Long High School (Longview, Wash.) Hall of Fame on/about Dec. 1, 2007, according to a 2007 story in the Longview Daily News.

The story said, "Terry Miller (Class of 1966): The son of former R.A. Long coach Russell "Tiz" Miller, Terry Miller lettered in football and basketball during his prep career at RAL.

"Miller was the Lumberjacks' starting point guard during his junior and senior basketball seasons, and earned Southwest Washington all-conference honors after leading the conference in scoring in both campaigns. In football, Miller was a safety and backup quarterback on the Southwest Washington Conference championship team in 1965.

"After high school, Miller was a three-year basketball starter at Linfield College, where he led the team in assists. He also led the Wildcats into the national tournament during his junior and senior campaigns.

"Miller was named the Cowlitz County Athlete of the Year in 1968. He worked in construction for 27 years until his recent retirement, and is currently an assistant boys basketball coach at RAL."

(Photo from 1965 R.A. Long "Lumberjack" yearbook includes #14 Terry Miller, front row left. In the third row middle is Loren Bruner. Both went on to play basketball for Linfield.)