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Stephen Miller, USA Weightlifting Senior International Coach

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Stephen Miller

Moore, Oklahoma

Stephen Miller, the second inductee to the Oklahoma Olympic Weightlifting Hall of Fame is one of the few USA Weightlifting Level 5 coaches in the U.S. Coach Miller has an eclectic background in martial arts and strength training. In his early days, Stephen was a competitive kick boxer and trained  under an original pupil of Bruce Lee. He also spent time in a Buddhist monastery. While stationed in Hawaii, Stephen apprenticed under two- time gold-medalist Tommy Kono, the greatest American weightlifter of that era, and arguably any era. Later, Miller competed as a member of the OU Weightlifting Club and has spent 6 weeks at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado working with Team USA. Miller’s 36-year coaching career includes work with two-time Olympian Chad Vaughn, two-time Olympian Shane Hamman, World competitor Jacklyn Beed, Youth Olympic Games competitor Jessica Beed, and Olympic and World Champion Galabin Boevski, owner of the highest recorded Sinclair score of all time. Stephen also coached his wife, Loreen Miller, to three National Championships, Gold at the US Olympic Festival and at the Pan Am Games, and Silver in the World Championships. Stephen was the Oklahoma LWC president for many years and put on dozens of Olympic weightlifting meets around the OKC metro area. Miller still actively trains Olympic weightlifting and martial arts. He’s worked with several UFC fighters including former middleweight champion Evan Tanner.

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