Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller says his spell at Bowling Green State University was a special time | Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports

In an announcement from the league office on Friday, WNBA coach and former Bowling Green State University women’s basketball coach Curt Miller was named to the 2024 induction class of the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame.

The current head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks, who was twice named WNBA coach of the year during his tenure with the Connecticut Sun, has led an incredible career throughout his time in the W, and with this induction is getting recognized for his decade-plus of accolades in college ball as well.

In addition to achieving a Mid-American Conference record of 135-41 in his 11 years as the Falcons’ head coach, the team won a historic eight MAC divisional titles over his final eight seasons, and the 2007 BGSU squad, often regarded as the greatest in program history, became the first team in the history of the Conference to reach the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament.

Miller was also named MAC Coach of the Year six times – a league record! – leaving the college as the third-winningest coach in MAC women’s basketball history in league games.

He’s been an inspiration to many off the court too, in no small part with the visibility he brought to the role in becoming the world’s first publicly out gay man hired to coach a pro sports team when he took on his first head coaching role with the WNBA.

“I am humbled and honored to be inducted into the MAC Hall of Fame,” Miller told Outsports.

Reflecting on his career, he cites winning the MAC Tournament five times as one of his proudest coaching accomplishments to date.

“I loved coaching at BGSU and in the MAC. It was a special time in my career and I was blessed with outstanding players and worked alongside a tremendous coaching staff. With the great history of MAC women’s basketball and their head coaches, it is hard to believe that I am one of the first women’s basketball coaches inducted into the MAC Hall of Fame.”

Miller and the Los Angeles Sparks will be back in action once again when the WNBA season tips off in May, with their eyes set on the team’s first championship title since 2016.