Bryan Miller is returning home.


Miller will be the head coach for the Hutchinson High School boys’ basketball team for the 2020-21 season.


A long-time community college head and assistant basketball coach, Miller spent the 2019-20 season as an assistant men’s coach at Hutchinson Community College.


A Hutchinson native, Miller attended high school at Hutchinson High and played for Phil Anderson. Miller is a 1997 graduate of HHS.


His high school coach – Phil Anderson – is an assistant for HutchCC’s women’s basketball program. Miller spent time talking with Anderson about the Salthawk opening to get his input.


"The first thing is to talk to the team and the staff," Miller said. "I want to talk to Coach (Ted) Webster about what his thoughts on the team are.


"My first goal is to meet with the team, but that will be a challenge because of everything else going on."


Prior to joining the Blue Dragons, Miller had a seven-year tenure with the Butler Community College men’s basketball program – three years as an assistant and four years as the Grizzlies’ head coach.


The new head coach replaces Ted Webster who stepped down from the post but will continue as a teacher in the district.


Miller earned a sports management degree from Wichita State University in 2010.


"Bryan has coached and developed young athletes at all levels," said Kevin Armstrong, HHS activities director. "Most recently he was an assistant at Hutchinson Community College and prior to that was the head coach at Butler County Community College.


"Bryan has a passion for basketball, but specifically Salthawk basketball as he graduated from Hutchinson High School. We think Bryan is an outstanding fit for our boys’ basketball program and look forward to working with him in building a successful program at Hutchinson High School."