@WittenbergHoops July 31


My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.

The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.

In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.

I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.

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Name of University: Wittenberg University

Location: Springfield OH

My paths have crossed with a number of basketball coaches and former players who have an affinity for Wittenberg University. One of the strongest connections I have to Wittenberg is thru a great friend Eldon Miller.

Eldon Miller

Eldon played and coached at Wittenberg. He also had great success as a head basketball coach at Western Michigan, The Ohio State, and Northern Iowa. He is in several hall of fames and amassed 568 wins as college basketball coach. He also has played an integral role in assisting his son Ben Miller (Head Basketball Coach) at the UNC Pembroke over the last decade.

ben miller

Eldon has coached a lot of players including CBS broadcaster Clark Kellogg. I wrote about Eldon Miller and Clark Kellogg back in 2015

https://coach4aday.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/a-friend-of-a-friend-clark-kellogg-eldon-miller-february-12/

Wittenberg was established in 1842 when a group of pastors broke away from the German church and created the English Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Ohio. Wittenberg’s original focus was the training of Lutheran ministers.

In the 1880s Wittenberg began to integrate science into the curriculum. A sizable gift from Andrew Carnegie gave the college the ability to build its first science hall in 1908.

Today the campus is very robust and serves nearly 2,000 students.

wittenberg

The list of notable alumni from Wittenberg is pretty impressive and includes the late Al Davis owner of the Oakland Raiders soon to be Las Vegas Raiders as early as 2019.

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