2015 IHHF Bio Series: Tom Miller

Tom Miller

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Tom MillerTom Miller grew up in Northbrook, IL where he started hockey after he saw his older brothers play. At age 5, he started playing for the Northbrook Blues, now the Bluehawks at Meadow Hill outdoor rink. He played his youth hockey for the Blues and high school hockey for Glenbrook North.

Tom started coaching at Glenbrook North as an assistant coach for the varsity team. He coached at Glenbrook North for the following twelve years, nine of which was with his older brother Bob Miller. He then became the hockey director of the Northbrook program and started working with the younger kids.

He moved to the Falcons Hockey Association, where he has been since 1995. Tom was the assistant hockey director until 2003 when he became the hockey director. Over the years, Tom has coached many different levels, from mite to midget. He has coached thousands of kids, some of which have played at very high levels including Division I hockey in college, the Olympics, and the NHL.

While he is proud if his accomplishments and numerous titles, Tom takes greater pride in his dozens of former players that are now coaching around Chicagoland, passing on his love and passion for the game.

Tom has met many important people in his life through hockey including his assistant coach of more then 10 years, who is an AHAI and USA hockey hall of famer, Wally Kormylo and many more life-long friends. Tom also met his wonderful wife of 20 years, Molly through hockey. They have two beautiful daughters, Maddie and Cate.



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