BY JEFF FALK
Kris Miller is a hard worker who loves challenges. He will certainly have his work cut out for him in Ephrata.
On Tuesday evening, Miller was named the new head football coach at Ephrata High School. For the past three seasons, Miller has served as the defensive coordinator at Northern Lebanon.
Miller’s recommendation as the Mounts’ new coach was approved at the Ephrata school board meeting. Miller replaces Scott Shelley, whose contract was not renewed after going 2-38 over the past four seasons.
The Mounts are currently in the midst of a 31-game losing streak.
“I was fortunate enough to be here two years ago as an opponent when they opened up the turf field, and right when I left the field I knew that this was something that I wanted to be part of if it would open up in the near future,” Miller told The Ephrata Review. “Just the community support…I think the support that I felt from the community at that time, I felt like this was a place that was on the verge of something that’s going to be really successful. When this opportunity opened up this year, it was a no-brainer for me to apply for it and go through the process.”
Miller will also teach math at Ephrata High School during the 2016-17 school year.
Miller graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 2008.
“I’m from Lancaster County,” said Miller. “I graduated from Conestoga Valley High School and I had a lot of family live in the Ephrata area so I’m familiar with the community. It’s a chance to come home for me, and I’m just really looking forward to this opportunity.”