Lance Miller, M Resort Security Officer
We have extraordinary people working here at the M Resort and we'd like to introduce you to Lance Miller.
Lance has been an M Resort security officer since April 2009. You can see him working grave shift outside riding on his bike or driving one of our security vans. What many of you don't know is that Lance was, at one time, regarded as one of the United States' best athletes in track and field along with athletes like Carl Lewis, Michael Johnson and Dan O'Brian.
A two-time Olympic trials qualifier in 1992 and 1996, Lance was ranked 6th among the United States' best athletes in the triple jump and 12th in the world at one time in his career. He was a five-time All-American while at Barton College in Kansas and at the University of Nevada-Reno.
"I've had an amazing time traveling around the world, running in places like China, Germany, Belgium, Holland and Fiji," said Lance.
In addition to working at the M Resort, Lance is still highly involved with track and field, coaching a USA youth track and field program called the Vegas Lightening Track Club. "Coaching the kids - who are anywhere between the ages of 8 and 18 is so rewarding, especially having them make it to the National Junior Olympic Championships," said Lance.
Last year, Lance's team was ranked 2nd among the Youngman age division in the USA youth program and he hopes to have an even stronger team next year. He has a nationally ranked program and has helped a number of kids get into colleges and universities including USC, TCU, LSU, and the University of Alabama.
"I am grateful to have many people in my life who support me and want to see me succeed in whatever I do. I have met a lot of famous people and am thankful for those genuine memories. Some of the athletes I coach like Aaron Adkins and Shaun Murray were all ranked in the top 10 among high school athletes in the country last year in track and field. Never in the history of Nevada track and field has this ever happened. That was my proudest moment thus far as a coach."