Hall of Fame Inductee - Jock Miller

Jock MIller, who graduated from Quincy High in 1957, was nationally ranked as a tennis player his junior year in high school. HIs state title winning efforts as a wrestler earned him a spot in the Hall of Fame. During his senior year, Miller was a member of Quincy HIgh's Wrestling squad, under the direction of head coach John Fish. He advanced through the state play-offs and captured the state title in the 112 pound weight class. After earning numerous varsity letters in both wrestling and tennis at Quincy High, Miller was awarded a double scholarship by Iowa State University. He stayed there for two years before returning home to attend Quincy College. Afterwards, Miller turned to his real love tennis. He moved to California in the late 50's, then traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he became a tennis pro at Brooks Country Club. Opportunities took Miller to Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, Colorado a short time later, and then to the Tucson Country Club in Tucson, Arizona. Miller's big break in tennis came in 1962, when he purchased the rights to the Chicago stop of the Virginia Slims tennis tour. After a successful run there, Miller sold the rights to tennis great, Billie Jean King. He returned to Arizona where he and his wife raised four daughters. Jock Miller passed away in 1991.

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