Rochester soccer icon, and former Lancers player Doug Miller is the Head Coach of the team.
The 45 year old brings 13 years of professional indoor playing experience to the turf. Miller got his first professional indoor contract in 1991, with the Baltimore Blast. Since, he has scored nearly 450 career indoor goals playing for Baltimore, Harrisburg, Cleveland, Buffalo, and Rochester. He is also the all-time leading goal scorer in Rochester Rhinos history. Miller holds his USSF A License and the US Youth National License and has been coaching for the past 20 years. He continues to be an ambassador of the sport of soccer as he continues to build his youth soccer program in Rochester NY.
Miller was the first pick in the 1991 MISL draft by the Kansas City Comets. The team folded before the start of the season, and Miller moved to the Baltimore Blast. When the MISL dissolved in 1992, he joined the Harrisburg Heat of the NPSL. After two seasons, he was traded to the Cleveland Crunch, where he won the NPSL championship with the team in 1994 and 1996. He played in the USISL with the New York Fever in 1994.
Miller signed with the Buffalo Blizzard of the NPSL, and would balance both the Rhinos (outdoor) and the Blizzard (indoor). He signed a four year contract with the Blizzard after leading the team in scores for the 1996-97 season. He earned first team All Star and league MVP honors. In 1998, Miller led the NPSL in scoring with 102 goals, again being recognized as first team All Star. Miller continued with the Blizzard until 2001.
Miller came out of retirement to play for the Rochester Lancers in 2011. In the 2011-12 season, he scored 25 goals, earned 66 points and was named Team MVP. He led the Lancers and the MISL in scoring during the 2012-2013 season with 102 points including 44 goals and 11 assists and was named the 2012-2013 MISL MVP. During the 2013/2014 Lancers season, Miller scored 26 points.
Miller signed with the Rochester Raging Rhinos in 1996, and his team went to both the league and U.S. Open Cup finals, but couldn't clinch a victory. He was recognized as a first team All Star. Miller helped lead the Rhinos to a victory in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title. He earned MVP honors and scored the game-winning goal. He left the Rhinos in 1999. He joined the Hershey Wildcats of the A-League. The team went to the league championship, but were defeated by the Rhinos. Miller rejoined the Rhinos in 2002, and played with the team until he retired in 2005.
Throughout his career, Miller earned league all-star selections three times and was named Team MVP two times. He is the Rhinos all-time leader in goals, with 75, and points, at 166, and holds 17 individual scoring records. He was selected to the club's tenth anniversary team in 2005.
Miller earned a full ride athletic scholarship to Loyola College in Maryland, where he played all four years. He was team captain of the Greyhounds, and served as team captain during his junior and senior seasons. Miller finished his collegiate career in 1990, and graduated with a degree in communications and public relations in 1993.
He was born in Succasunna, New Jersey and grew up in Roxbury Township, New Jersey. Doug established Doug Miller Soccer in 1996.He is also the operator of Doug Miller Family Sports Park and Glacier Ridge Snow Tubing in Spencerport. He lives in Greece with his wife, Kari, and his two daughters Kayla and Kalista.
Rey "Boom Boom" Martinez
Rey “Boom Boom” Martinez brings his indoor experience and an infectious personality to the Rochester Lancers again!. Rey’s playing career began in his native Cuba before he defected to the United States during the 2002 Gold Cup after earning 17 caps for the Cuban National Team. From there, Rey has played in MLS (Colorado Rapids), the USL (Rochester Rhinos, Carolina RailHawks, and Real Maryland Monarchs), and the MISL (Baltimore Blast, NJ Ironmen, and Philadelphia KiXX), including over three seasons with the Rochester Rhinos. Rey’s experience and knowledge of the game will be a great asset to the 2014-15 coaching staff.
Rey’s playing career began in his native Cuba before he defected to the United States during the 2002 Gold Cup, after earning 17 caps for the Cuban National Team. From there, Rey signed with the Colorado Rapids in MLS. When he joined the team in 2004, he became the first Cuban player to play in MLS. Rey has played in the USL with the Carolina Railhawks, Real Maryland Monarchs and including more than three seasons with the Rochester Rhinos. Martinez spent the 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons with the Lancers as a player. In two seasons, he accumulated 16 assists, 34 total points, and 20 blocks. He has over nine years of indoor experience, spending time with the St Louis Steamers, Baltimore Blast, New Jersey Ironmen, and the Philadelphia Kixx. He won the MISL championship with the Blast in 2008. He also spent time with the Syracuse Silver Knights last season as Player/Coach.
Before his defection, Martinez was an important player for the Cuban national team, earning 17 caps in the Gold Cup, Copa Caribe, and Pan American Games.
Assistant Coaches: John Berardicurti, Bill Ginther