Appointed to the State Board of Education in January 2017 by Governor Jim Justice, Miller Hall was born and raised in Beckley where he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1971. While at WWHS, he was a three-star athlete and was awarded the Pete George Award for Athletic Excellence in his senior year. He attended Fairmont State College (University) from 1971-75 where he earned his BA degree, played football, and was on the track team. While playing football at Fairmont, he was on the 1973 and 1974 WVIAC Conference championship teams. From there he earned two Master’s Degrees from the WV College of Graduate Studies (Marshall University) one in Guidance and Counseling and the other in Educational Administration.
Miller taught social studies at Woodrow Wilson High School, served as Dean of Boys, assistant principal and later as principal of Woodrow Wilson for ten years. In 1999, he was promoted to the Central Office position of Director of Pupil Services, then became Director of Secondary Schools and lastly held the position of Assistant Superintendent of Support Services for Raleigh County. Miller was selected to be in the Woodrow Wilson Football Hall of Fame. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Beckley-Raleigh County YMCA and the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. During his spare time, Miller has coached youth football and basketball at the middle and high school level along with officiating both sports and girls’ basketball. In 2014, he was selected as the Girls Basketball Official of the Year for WV. In 2011, Miller was inducted into the WV All Black Schools Academic and Sports Hall of Fame. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of North Beckley where he is on the Trustee Board and has been an avid motivational speaker to church and youth groups.
Miller resides in Beckley with his wife, Joyce, a retired educator, and is the proud father of two daughters, Marshay, who resides in Silver Spring, MD with her husband, Michael and Sharawn, who is a resident of Breinigsville, PA with her husband, Brandon.