The Gold Coast SUNS are pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Miller as an assistant coach ahead of the 2022 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.

Miller comes to the SUNS after most recently working as the Director of Coaching at Sydney University. Prior to that he spent six years at the GWS Giants where he most recently worked as an assistant coach overseeing the club’s exciting forward line.

The 38-year old began his time at the Giants as the team’s NEAFL coach, leading the club to its first NEAFL premiership in his first season at the club before going on to coach the forward group, in the Giants’ 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final appearance.

Miller has also spent time at the Melbourne Football Club as a development coach for two seasons before joining the Giants.

Originally calling Brisbane home, Miller had a 157-game career with Melbourne and Richmond spanning 11 years from 2002-12 after being drafted from the Mt Gravatt Football Club.

SUNS General Manager of Football Performance Wayne Campbell said Miller would be a valued addition to the club’s football program.

“We’re thrilled to be able to welcome Brad to the club, he possesses an impressive and diverse coaching background and will complement our current coaching group,” Campbell said.

“Working with Stuey, we identified the need to add to our coaching group ahead of next season to ensure we continue to provide our players with the best possible environment to develop and chase improvement on field.”

Miller joins the SUNS following the announcement earlier this week that Steven King would join the club as Senior Assistant Coach following ten years at the Western Bulldogs.

Miller will officially make the move to the Gold Coast ahead of the club’s return for pre-season training on November 22.

The club would also like to take the opportunity to thank assistant coach Tim Clarke after he has informed the club of his decision to return to Melbourne with his family to take up a coaching position at the Carlton Football Club.

Clarke has been a valuable member of the club’s coaching group over the last three seasons, holding roles in development, coordinating the training program and most recently coaching the group’s forward line.

“Tim has provided great support to our players and coaches, forming great relationships throughout the entire football club, we wish him and his family all the best for the future.” Campbell said.