Justin Miles, who brings a proven record of success as a coach and student-athlete to the Eagle program, is in his seventh season as head men's tennis coach at Georgia Southern University.
Prior to accepting the top GSU men's tennis position in July, 2001, Miles served as assistant men's and women's tennis coach at Morehead State (Ky.) University for two seasons. In addition to helping guide the Eagles' tennis efforts on the court, he was also responsible for the program's conditioning, weight training, team travel, recruiting and academic monitoring of students.
During his two years at Morehead State, the men's team compiled a 33-19 record and finished third and fourth, respectively, in the Ohio Valley Conference. Miles assisted with the development of one Academic All-America selection and four All-OVC performers while at MSU. Miles also handled various administrative assignments at Morehead State, including the creation and coordination of the Eagle Fall Classic Tennis Tournament in 2000 and the management of the school's 5K fundraising race in 1999.
Miles also spent one season as an undergraduate coach at alma mater Eastern Illinois University during the 1998-99 season after competing a two-year playing career which included selection to the institution's all-academic squad. Before moving to EIU, he enjoyed a stellar two-year career at the College of DuPage (Ill.) from 1994 to 1996 where he captured regional and sectional titles before advancing to the NJCAA National Tournament.
Miles has also served as a Tennis Professional at the Glen Ayre Racquet Club in Glendale Heights, Ill., and spent numerous summers teaching and directing camps in the Chicago area.
Miles earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from Eastern Illinois in 1999 before completing requirements for a master's degree in sports administration from Morehead State in May, 2002.