The Miller boy from Mexico is the third skier to be selected by the Hall. Last year, Rumford's Wendall "Chummy" Broomhall of Rumford, who must have had some influence on the Miller career, was inducted, and a charter inductee was Auburn's John Bower.
Miller was all state in high school from 1963 through 66. He participated on the Junior National Team three of those years and won the New England Cross Country Championship in both '65 and '66. He went on to Fort Lewis College at Durango, Colorado, graduating in 1972 Named All American in 1968, '69 and '70, Miller had been selected top junior skier in 1967 at the Holmenkollen in Norway. He was NCAA Nordic Combined Champion in 1968 and 1970 and top combined skier in the USA in '69, '70, '71 and '72. The winter of '67-'68 was a banner year for Jim. He competed in the winter Olympics at Grenoble, France, where he was second highest U.S. scorer to John Bower. He also competed in the winter games at Sapporo, Japan.
Miller, a product of Rumford's Junior Chishom Program, is still a believer in developing youth. He's a Little League coach and was selected in 1975 as one of the Wyoming Jaycees' Outstanding Young Men of America.
Miller is now a manager and field superintendent for the Chinook Pipe Line. He's married to the former Cheryl Kay LaMar and they have two children, James Patrick, 10, and Joshua Dean, 8.
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The Maine Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1972 for the purpose of: 1) appointing and bestowing recognition awards and scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes; and, 2) to formally honor and memorialize Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction and honor to the state of Maine.