Lance Miles named Director of Baseball Operations at Sam Houston State |

HUNTSVILLE – The Sam Houston State baseball team retained another piece from its historic 2017 run. The former second baseman’s role is different but equally as important.

Lance Miles has been named director of operations for the program, head coach Matt Deggs announced Monday. The Woodlands native enters his new role following the completion of his general business degree. Miles posted a 3.98 GPA while also receiving a minor in management.

“First and foremost, our administration has great leadership and vision,” Deggs said. “It’s gigantic for us to be able to add that position … and not only to be able to add that position but to add a man of Lance Miles’ caliber is gigantic for us in some many ways from a leadership standpoint. He understands everything we do as well as our culture. That was so important for us in filling that position. We are very excited to keep Lance here and hopefully for the long time.”

Miles played a total of 118 games for the Bearkats, including 114 starts, while helping lead the program to consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. The three-year mainstay with the program posted a .293 career batting average while making an equally impressive mark off the field.

“I want to say thank you to the Sam Houston State baseball coaching staff, former teammates, my parents and the athletic department as a whole for the experience I was able to gain from them during my time as a student-athlete here,” Miles said. “The culture at Sam Houston is so incredibly unique and hard-working that it really is a blessing to be able to come back and work towards more championships as the director of operations.”

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