After leading the Connecticut Sun to their first WNBA playoff berth since 2012, general manager and head coach Curt Miller was signed to a contract through 2021, according to the Connecticut Sun website.
Miller is the first openly gay head coach in any professional sport and his efforts that he has brought in his two years in Connecticut are now being recognized.
Since arriving in Connecticut, Miller came out and has thrived. He started as the head coach, and then was promoted last September, serving as the team’s general manager in a dual role. This year, he lead the Sun to a 21-13 record, good for fourth-best in the league.
The Sun’s season ended Sept. 10 with a loss to the Phoenix Mercury, but the level Miller helped the team reach this season was remarkable enough to give him a contract.
Miller, an openly gay male, is at the top of his game in the coaching profession of women’s basketball. If that does not tell you that sexuality supercedes sports, I cannot tell you what does.
Congrats to Curt on his accomplishments this season and on his contract extension.