After completing a 26-year career in the United States Army, Colonel Miller devoted the remainder of his life to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and America’s athletes. He served in a variety of positions for the USOC, including Executive Director from 1973-85. He was President of the U.S. Olympic Foundation from 1985 until his passing in 1996.
Colonel Miller was instrumental in the relocation of United States Olympic Committee headquarters to Colorado Springs in 1978 and remained a steadfast supporter of the value of amateur sports throughout his life.
The Colonel F. Don Miller Award is presented annually by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation to the person who best reflects the commitment exemplified by Colonel Miller in providing a lasting contribution to the Colorado Springs sports community. The presentation of this award to those locally dedicated to the importance of sports in the building of young lives, is a fitting tribute to Colonel Miller and the thousands of young men and women who benefited from his unparalleled service on behalf of our nation’s youth.
Submit a nomination using the online form at
Nominations must be received by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation by March 1.
All nominations become property of Colorado Springs Sports Corporation and cannot be returned.
Selections will be made by the past recipients of the Col. F. Don Miller award and announced by June 1.