Keith Miller

Hall of Fame Class: 2007 Role: Coach


Hall of Fame Class: 2007 Role: Coach


Keith Miller enjoyed a distinguished playing career that saw him awarded the inaugural Woollacott Medal in 1947 as the best and fairest player in the South Australian men’s competition, but it is as a coaching pioneer and innovator that he will be remembered most.

He coached the South Australian men’s team between 1960 and 1964 and won three State titles and began coaching the Australian men’s team in 1962. He led them to contest the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, where the team finished ninth.

Keith has been made a Life Member of West Adelaide Basketball Club, the Metropolitan Amateur Basketball Association and the South Australian Amateur Basketball Association.

In 1981 he was the deserved recipient of an Australian Basketball Union Merit Award.


– Boomers Head Coach at Tokyo Olympic Games – 1964

– Head Coach South Australian Men’s team – Australian Champions – 1960, 63, 63

– Head Coach South Australian Junior Men – Australian Champions – 1960.

– South Australian Junior Team coach – 1957 – 60.

– Received Basketball Australia Merit award – 1981.

– Awarded the inaugural Woolcott Medal as Best and Fairest Player in South Australia – 1947.

– Life Member of West Adelaide Club.

– Life Member of Metropolitan Amateur Basketball Association.

– Life Member of South Australian Basketball Association.


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