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Board names William “Billy” Miller head football coach at Denton High

William “Billy” Miller, receivers coach for Ryan High School, has been named head football coach and athletic coordinator for Denton High. Miller replaces Kevin Atkinson who left the district for another coaching opportunity in April.


“He brings his personal expertise of thriving in a strong academic environment while experiencing a very competitive athletic program,” said Dr. Daniel Lopez, area superintendent. “I believe he will fit into our vision for the IB program while bringing vertical alignment to our Bronco athletic system.”


A former offensive coordinator at the Class 6A and 5A levels, Coach Miller has experience working with winning high school football programs and respected Texas high school coaches like Mike Burt, Randy Mayes and Joey Florence.


He joined the Ryan High coaching staff as the wide receivers coach in 2010, where he was instrumental in the Ryan Raiders perennial playoff appearances. During six of his seven years at Ryan, the Raiders played beyond the regional finals in the 4A, 5A and 6A classifications respectively.


Coach Miller began his career as the receivers coach at Marcus High School, his alma mater, in 2003. He was named offensive coordinator two years later, helping rebuild the fast-paced offensive system he played in under former state-championship-winning coach Que Britton.


In 2007, he joined the staff at Dumas High School in the Texas panhandle, helping to lead the Demons to three straight 5A playoff appearances.


“Coach Miller is going to do a great job at Denton High,” said Florence, the district’s athletic director. “He’s been an integral part of championship-caliber programs for years and he’s going to build on that success with the Broncos.”


Coach Miller earned his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University while on a full athletic scholarship playing wide receiver for the Commodores.


He and his wife, Emily Miller, are raising four-year-old twins, Asher and Annalise.