Jay Miller rejoins the Wind Surge Front Office as President after serving as a consultant.
Miller served as Vice President and General Manager of the Round Rock Express from 1999-2010, overseeing one of Minor League Baseball’s most successful franchises. The Express established a new Double-A attendance record in its inaugural season in 2000, drawing more than 660,000 fans, with Miller earning Texas League “Executive of the Year” honors.
Miller was awarded The Sporting News “Minor League Executive of the Year” in 2001 and 2003 and was named Baseball America’s “Minor League Executive of the Year” in 2005 when he oversaw Round Rock’s move to Triple-A and the club eclipsed 700,000 in attendance.
Prior to his journey to Round Rock, the Chicago native was General Manager of the New Orleans Zephyrs from 1996-98, when he oversaw the construction of a new stadium and led the franchise to record attendance totals in 1997 and 1998, the latter of which was capped by the Zephyrs winning the first-ever Triple-A World Series championship.
A 1981 graduate of Wheaton College, Miller began his baseball career in 1982 as Assistant General Manager of the Eugene Emeralds (Short Season A; Northwest League). After serving as General Manager of the Salem Redbirds (High A; Carolina League), Miller accepted a position with the Texas Rangers, eventually becoming the team’s Director of Customer Relations during a 12-year stay with the franchise. Miller served a second stint with the Rangers as Senior Vice President in 2010 and was promoted to Executive Vice President for Rangers Enterprises, Customer Service and Sales in 2012.
In 2009, Miller was named to, the Florida State League Hall of Fame in 2009, and entered the New Orleans Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011.