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Miller returns to BSU as head men's golf coach

Ekren Miller, a former Bemidji State University golfer, has been hired as the new head men's golf coach.

"Ekren comes back as an accomplished player with a lot of knowledge," said BSU Athletic Director Rick Goeb. "He is young, has a lot of enthusiasm and he is a very intelligent person. It is going to be fun to watch Ekren take over this program because he is the type of person that is going to help move that program. He's been part of conference championship teams, knows what it takes to achieve success and will strive to continually get better."

Miller replaces Don Niskanen who retired after last spring's season.

"It's really a privilege to be asked to be the men's golf coach," Miller said. "I was a member of the Bemidji State golf team and played for Bemidji High School. It means a lot to have grown up in Bemidji and be able to give back and invest in the community that helped me to become who I am.

"After seeing the quality and the potential of the players here I am really excited to get started."

Miller was a member of the Bemidji State men's golf team from 1998-2001. During that span the Beavers captured three Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) championships and had two individual conference champions. He was also a member of the Bemidji High School boys golf team that won the 1997 Minnesota State High School Class AA title.

Miller graduated magna cum laude from BSU in 2003 with Bachelor of Art degrees in both philosophy and Spanish. He earned a Master of Arts degree in intercultural studies from Wheaton College in 2007.