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Steve Miller resigns as head coach of new Madison Capitols USHL franchise

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The expansion Madison Capitols have yet to play a game in the USHL, but are already in search of a new head coach and general manager.

In a shocking press release Monday, the Madison Capitols announced head coach and general manager Steve Miller has resigned.

"I want to thank the Madison Capitols for this opportunity, but I've decided to return to Colorado and pursue other interests at this time," Miller said. "We've built a good foundation for the team in the past six months and wish the Capitols organization nothing but success moving forward."

The expansion Capitols announced Miller as head coach on Oct. 22. Prior to his time with the Capitols, Miller spent the previous 20 years as an assistant and associate head coach with the University of Denver Pioneers.

Miller left Denver mid-season to begin piecing together Madison's roster for next season. The Capitols will play their inaugural season this fall at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center. The Wisconsin men's hockey team played at the Coliseum from 1967-98.

"The Madison Capitols really appreciate the work that Steve Miller put forward within the organization," said Capitols Managing Partner Tom Garrity. "Steve is a first-class person both on and off the ice, and we wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors."

The Capitols are expected replace Miller quickly.

"Our new head coach and general manager will be announced within the next week," said Garrity.

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