Ron Miller’s career record is 72-17, including one District 3 Class AAA title (2008). His Bulldogs have won or shared the last six York-Adams
Ron Miller's career record is 72-17, including one District 3 Class AAA title (2008). His Bulldogs have won or shared the last six York-Adams Division II championships. (File photo)

When the head football coach's job at Cumberland Valley High School opened recently following the retirement of long-time coach Tim Rimpfel, West York's Ron Miller applied for it.

Miller, the Bulldogs' head coach for the past seven seasons, interviewed for the position and ended up being one of three finalists.

However, Miller said on Monday night, that he was staying at West York.

"Number one, West York is the best fit for myself and my family," said Miller, who took over the Bulldogs' program in the fall of 2006. "We feel a part of the community."

Miller said he submitted his resume to Cumberland Valley after "someone kind of floated the idea to me."

"I have some casual friends in the (Cumberland Valley) area, and I decided to give it a crack. I was fortunate to get an interview. Without West York and the great players I've had here, I don't get an opportunity like this."

Miller said that Cumberland Valley is a very attractive job.

The Eagles are a perennial powerhouse having won a record 12 District 3 titles and one state championship.

"They're great people there, and their football program is traditionally one of the top five in the state. But at the end of the day, my family and myself felt the most comfortable with West York."

Miller's had an outstanding run of success at the Bulldogs' helm, averaging more than 10 victories a season.

His career record is 72-17 (80.9 winning percentage) and during his tenure, West York's captured one District 3 Class AAA championship (2008) and won or shared the last six York-Adams Division II championships.

"The things I'm most proud of is the community-type things we do with families, the community service the players have provided, and the improvements we've made academically as a football program," Miller said.

"Plus, we've had some great, great wins the last few years."

Reach Dick Vanolinda at dvanolinda@yorkdispatch.com