Dyar Miller is entering his first season as the Cardinals bullpen coach after most recently having served as the team's Minor League Pitching Coordinator since 2008.
Miller worked for seven-straight seasons (2001 to 2007) as pitching coach for the Cardinals Triple-A Memphis club. Miller has worked 19 years in the Cardinals organization, including four years as a roving pitching instructor (1997 to 2000). During the 1995-96 seasons Miller was the pitching coach at Triple-A Louisville. He previously coached in the Cardinals system at Arkansas (1985) and Louisville (1986) and was the bullpen coach for the Chicago White Sox in 1987 and pitching and bullpen coach for the Sox in 1988. Miller also coached in the Detroit system (1989-90) and was with the Cleveland organization as a pitching coach from 1991 to 1994.
The 65-year-old former pitcher was originally signed by Philadelphia. He spent seven years in the majors, pitching for Baltimore (1975-77), California (1977-79), Toronto (1979) and the New York Mets (1980-81), compiling a 23-17 record with 22 saves and a 3.23 ERA.
Miller was born in Batesville, Ind., and graduated from New Point High School, where he participated in baseball, basketball and track. He earned a B.S. degree in 1968 from Utah State, where he played baseball and basketball. He served in the United States Air Force Reserve from 1968-74. Miller and his wife, Bertha, have six children: Scott, Matthew, Jeff, Christopher, Sara Mae and Lisa and nine grandchildren. They reside in Indianapolis.
Dyar was named the recipient of the George Kissell Award for excellence in player development in 2001 and he was inducted into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame in January of 2007.