Brian Miller named Fayette County head basketball coach

Fayette, AL – Veteran Alabama high school hoops coach Brian Miller is set to take over the Fayette County Tigers men’s basketball program. 

The Jacksonville State alum spent last season as an assistant at Class 7A Central-Phenix City.  

Before joining head coach Charles Burkett’s Red Devils’ staff, Miller served as a varsity boys assistant at Birmingham’s Ramsay High School for five seasons.  In addition to on the court coaching, Miller served as the Ram’s JV head coach and coordinator of basketball operations.  While at Ramsay he helped lead the Rams to three tips to the AHSAA Final Four, highlighted by a Class 5A championship game appearance in 2021.  

Prior to joining the Ramsay staff he spent one season as the head girls basketball coach at Pinson Valley. 

He stepped on the high school hardwood in 2014 for a stint as an assistant on both the varsity boys and girls hoops squads at Leeds.  During his time in Leeds he helped guide the Green Wave to a class 4A region title and a trip to the AHSAA regional basketball finals.  

Earlier in his career he spent a pair of seasons as the head JV boys basketball coach at Leeds guiding the Wave to back-to-back area championships, posting records of 20-10 (2003) and 24-6 (2004).  His Green Wave team in 2004 climbed to a No. 1 ranking in the state of Alabama. 

Before making the move to the high school hardwood in 2014, Miller coached at the college level spending time at Birmingham’s Lawson State Community College, North Carolina’s St. Andrews University, Miami Dade College (FL), and Jacksonville State University. 

During his career Miller has been involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has assisted with Florida State University and UAB basketball camps and the Labron James Skills Academy.