Sun Coach Curt Miller Aims for Honesty With Team and Family Sun Coach Curt Miller Aims for Honesty With Team and Family

08 Nov , 2018
By the time of Miller’s hiring in Connecticut, an article detailing the arduous path he took before admitting he was gay had been published by the website Outsports.com. “As someone who is a member of that community, I thought it was brave of him” to acknowledge being gay, said Amber Cox, the Sun’s vice president. “You just don’t know how people are going to react. For years, there were no protections in place for job security. Society has advanced, although we are not yet where we need to be over all. For me, personally, it got to the point where you just can’t care. You want to live a life you can share with those around you.” Now Miller is determined to use his multiple platforms to be an advocate for those who might benefit from his experiences. “I missed out for decades on taking advantage to be a role model or inspiration, especially to a young male coach who might be struggling as I did, wondering if I could chase my dreams,” Miller said. “I have always wanted to be known as the successful basketball coach that happens to be gay as opposed to the gay coach who people felt was a pretty good coach.” Read More
By the time of Miller’s hiring in Connecticut, an article detailing the arduous path he took before admitting he was gay had been published by the website Outsports.com. “As someone who is a member of that community, I thought it was brave of him” to acknowledge being gay, said Amber Cox, the Sun’s vice president. “You just don’t know how people are going to react. For years, there were no protections in place for job security. Society has advanced, although we are not yet where we need to be over all. For me, personally, it got to the point where you just can’t care. You want to live a life you can share with those around you.” Now Miller is determined to use his multiple platforms to be an advocate for those who might benefit from his experiences. “I missed out for decades on taking advantage to be a role model or inspiration, especially to a young male coach who might be struggling as I did, wondering if I could chase my dreams,” Miller said. “I have always wanted to be known as the successful basketball coach that happens to be gay as opposed to the gay coach who people felt was a pretty good coach.” Read More