BRAD Miller has rejoined Melbourne and will be part of Paul Roos’ new look coaching panel for 2014.
Miller, who played 133 of his 157 matches at the Demons from 2002-10, before he added 24 games with Richmond from 2011-12, will be a development coach at the club.
General manager of football operations Josh Mahoney said the club was rapt to have Miller back at the club.
“We’re delighted to welcome Brad Miller back to the club, as he begins his coaching career,” he told melbournefc.com.au.
“Brad displayed a number of characteristics required in a coach during his playing days and he will play an important part in the development of our players.”
Originally drafted from Mt Gravatt (Qld) at No. 55 in the 2001 AFL Draft, Miller made his AFL debut against Fremantle at Patersons Stadium in round eight, 2002.
A tall key position player, who mainly played up forward, but could also play down back, Miller led Melbourne’s goalkicking with 26 goals in 2008.
His best haul in an AFL match was five goals against Port Adelaide in round nine, 2010 at TIO Stadium.
Miller was widely regarded as Melbourne’s best player in its most recent finals appearance against Fremantle in the 2006 second semi-final loss at Patersons Stadium.
He played in four finals with the Demons.
The 30 year-old was also highly regarded for his leadership and team oriented play during his 11 season career.