Matt Murray Baseball Camps
Eric Miller enters his second season on the Gorillas' coaching staff.
Miller played four seasons for the Gorilla baseball team from 1991-94. He earned All-MIAA honors in three of his four seasons at first base for Pitt State, claiming second-team All-MIAA accolades in each of his final two seasons. Additionally, he earned second-team All-Central Region honors his senior season.
Miller also was a two-time first-team Academic All-America selection. In 1994, he was named the Academic All-America of the Year for College Division Baseball. In 2009, he was inducted as a member of the Pittsburg State Athletics Hall of Fame.
A native of Pittsburg, Miller earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Pittsburg State in 1994. Following graduation, he attended law school at the University of Kansas School of Law, graduating with his Juris Doctor degree in 1997. From September of 1997 through July of 2012, he engaged as a tax lawyer in Overland Park, Kan.
Miller and his wife Kelly have three children, Owen (9), Caleb (6) and Sarah (4).
The Millers reside in Pittsburg.
Nick Phillips enters his second season on the Pitt State coaching staff.
Phillips spent the 2012 summer coaching the Chillicothe Mudcats in the MINK summer collegiate league. The Mudcats set a franchise record for wins in 2012.
Before coming to Pittsburg State, Phillips played one season for Brad Hill at Kansas State University and three seasons under Tommy Myers at the University of Central Missouri. During his time at Central Missouri, the Mules won two MIAA tournament Championships, one regular season MIAA title and made two appearances in the NCAA-II World Series.
Phillips received second-team All-MIAA and All-Region honors in 2009 and first-team All-MIAA accolades in 2010. He also played one season of professional baseball for the River City Rascals and won the Frontier League Championship in 2010.
Phillips is a Bartlesville, Okla. native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in general studies from UCM in December of 2011 and is currently working on his master's degree in Health, Human Performance and Recreation.