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Chris Miron, the 2012 and 2013 MCC NAIA Coach of Character Award recipient, is in his eighth season as the head women's volleyball coach at Clarke University. Miron's 2012 squad posted a school-record 28 wins, finishing 28-9 overall and advancing to the MCC semifinals. His 2008 squad posted 26 wins, which at the time was the second-highest win total in the program's history. His 2007 squad posted 25 wins and a record .694 winning percentage (25-11).
Miron guided his 2005 women's team to a third-place finish at the Northern Illinios - Iowa Conference tournament. He earned Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Coach of the Year honors in 2006 after leading his men's squad to the Coleman Division regular-season championship.
A native of Dawson, Minn., Miron formerly served as the assistant volleyball coach at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He was as a volunteer assistant coach from 2000 to 2002, and was named the Eagles' assistant coach in June of 2003.
Miron had served as a K-8 physical education teacher and as a pre-K-12 adaptive physical education teacher with the Caledonia (Minn.) Public School System since 1999. From 1999 to 2003, he was the head volleyball coach at Caledonia High School. In his four-year coaching stint at Caledonia, his squad's compiled a 92-29 overall record and a 34-9 mark in
conference play. Miron coached his teams to tournament, conference and sub-section championship matches.
Miron played collegiate volleyball at Winona State University. During his playing career, Winona State qualified for the National Intramural Recreation Sports Association (NIRSA) Club National Tournament in 1996 and 1997, and was consistently nationally ranked by the NIRSA governing committee.
In his two years as an assistant at UW-La Crosse, the Eagles compiled a 64-12 overall record, captured two NCAA Midwest Region championships and advanced to the NCAA Elite 8 in both 2003 and 2004. UW-La Crosse won the 2003 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) tournament championship and was the WIAC regular-season co-champion.
Miron received his bachelor of science degree in physical education, adapted physical education and coaching from Winona State University, and his master of science in education degree in exercise and sports science and physical education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.