Cheryl Miller Reveals How Tough It Was to Find a Coaching Job

The Hall of Fame basketball player wanted to run a team but did not find a lot of doors open for her.

Cheryl Miller in 2007

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Cheryl Miller spent a year and a half trying to get someone to return her phone calls, but no one wanted to take a chance on the Hall of Fame basketball star as their women’s basketball coach. That is until Langston University, a small HBCU in Oklahoma, decided to give her a shot.

In a two-part interview with TSL Sports Talk Radio (owned by the Shadow League), Miller opens up with host Mark Gray about the challenge of finding a job, the “comedown” from the glory days of her University of Southern California-to-WNBA career as a player to the small conference school, and what it means for her brand.

Listen to part 1 of the interview here:

Listen to part 2 of the interview here:

TSL Sports Talk airs every Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. EDT. You can find the show on Twitter @TSLSportsTalk and at

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