Millar Returning to Utah, BYU

Ryan Millar will join the BYU coaching staff in August. Millar is still playing for the USA National team which will be making a tour stop in Salt Lake City.

PROVO -- Ryan Millar's return to Utah was made a little sweeter as BYU Head Coach Tom Peterson announced Millar would join the Cougars' coaching staff.

Millar, along with former BYU standout Rich Lambourne and former Cougar assistant coach Hugh McCutcheon, return to Utah with team USA in a pair of matches this weekend. USA will take on Poland Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. at the E Center in Salt Lake City.

McCutcheon, now the head coach of team USA, Millar and Lambourne were all part of BYU's memorable 1999 squad that went 30-1 en route to its first of three national championships.

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Millar will join the BYU coaching staff in August.

"Ryan will be a big boost to our staff and program," BYU head coach Tom Peterson said. "We are very fortunate to have someone of Ryan's playing ability and character to join our team. He is a great person and will be a great coach."

Peterson expects that Millar will coach blocking and work with recruiting.

Millar, a four-time All-America selection, led one of the best ever BYU squads to a 30-1 record and the first of three national championships in five years.

Millar owns most of the BYU school records for rally scoring statistics. He holds single match records for kills (48), kill attempts (95), block assists (16) and total blocks. Millar's single season records include kills (648), kill attempts, (1,259), block assists (192) block solos (22) and total blocks (214). His career marks include records for kills (1,797), kills per game (5.19), kill attemps (3,338), block assists (590), block solos (72), total blocks (662) and blocks per game (1.91).

After Millar's dominating career with the Cougars, he was selected to the USA National Team. As a member of team USA, he has participated in two Olympic Games (2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens).

Millar also played professionally, most recently in Italy. His major international competition includes the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament, the NORCECA Continental Championships and the World Grand Champions Cup. Since his college days he has played in several places in the United States, Korea, Japan, Australia and Italy.

A native of Palmdale, Calif., Millar is married to Suzanne Millar. He earned a Bachelor's degree from BYU in Sociology.

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