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Neighbors Growing Together | Jun 28, 2017

Analysis: Miklo will be missed

By ALLAN MANDELL, Ledger sports editor | May 09, 2017

 

 

Fairfield High School's Tyler Miklo has stepped down from his position as boys' head basketball coach.

“This move is strictly for family reasons,” Miklo said.

Miklo and wife Lindsay’s first child, Xavier, was born this spring.

“With the birth of our son, we realized we needed to be closer to grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins,” Miklo said.

Miklo, Fairfield’s head coach the past seven years, has accepted a teaching position in Johnston.

“I have really enjoyed the last seven years,” Miklo said. “I’ve been able to work with some very good assistant coaches, and I’m glad the program is moving in the right direction.”

Miklo will be missed.

He stressed defense and team play. He demanded players make the extra pass. He didn’t care if a player was a freshman or a senior: If you proved you could play, you played.

He went out of his way to make sure kids who were working hard in practice, pushing the starters to improve, were recognized.

Miklo deeply appreciated the player who cheered while sitting on the bench.

Team unity was his emphasis.

For most of the 2016-17 season, Miklo started two juniors and three sophomores, including Carson Crile, an All-SEC First-Team honoree.

The program clearly is moving in a positive direction.

“I will miss everyone at Fairfield,” Miklo said. “I have really enjoyed my time here at Fairfield High School.”

 

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