Al Miller

The first American coach to lead his team to the North American Soccer League championship.

Miller, who had been an outstanding college coach at Hartwick from 1966 to 1972, was coach of the Philadelphia Atoms from 1973 to 1975, including their title season of 1973. The Atoms, an expansion team in the NASL that year, compiled a surprising record of 9-2-8, and then defeated Dallas, 2-0, in the NASL championships game.

After leaving the Atoms, Miller coached three other NASL teams, the Dallas Tornado from 1976 to 1980, the Calgary Boomers in 1981 and the Tampa Bay Rowdies in 1982 and 1983. During his 11 seasons coaching in the NASL, his teams reached the playoffs five times.

Miller was one of several coaches called in on an interim basis after the sudden departure of U.S. national team coach Dettmar Cramer in early 1975, and coached the U.S. team in two games that year.

Inducted in 1995.