COACH CASIMER MILLER

My name is Casimer Miller. C.J. for short. I grew up in the Madison area attending Verona Area High School from Fall 2003 – Spring 2007. While I was there, I participated in 2 sports. I was a Running Back on the Football Team and Sprinter on the Track Team. I was ranked high among the top athletes in the State multiple years from my accomplishments with High Rushing Yards in Football and competing at the State Track Meet all 4 years. After I left Verona, I attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. I was also part of the Football team for the 2007-2009 seasons where we got 2 National Championship Titles (2007 & 2009). I was enrolled in the university from Fall 2007- Spring 2013 where I pursued degree in Health and Human Performance with a minor in Coaching.

I first got into coaching while I was still in high school. During the spring before my sophomore year, my football coach asked me if I was interested in helping out with the school’s Summer Strength & Conditioning program working with middle school kids. I was thrilled to accept his offer. I continued to coach in the summers of my remaining high school years as well as throughout college. I switched to more personal training work during an internship I had at a local gym in downtown Madison. I was there for a few years and then I was connected with Brian Bott through mutual connections and I was offered an opportunity to get back into Strength & Conditioning working with young athletes again. I didn’t hesitate to accept the offer and am still pleased with that decision today.

When I am coaching the kids I work with, I try to get them to push themselves to be better than they were the last time they were in the gym. You can always be better and push your limits higher. I tell them to never settle for where they are because when you settle you stop striding to be better. And when that happens, others pass you up. I want them to leave a workout being able to answer a simple question with a "yes” or "no”. Did I get better today from the warm up to the final breakdown? If they can have more days where the answer is a "yes”, then we are moving towards the right direction to become the athletes they want to be.

Coach Casimer Miller of Sports Advantedge Verona, WI
Coach Casimer Miller