Charlie Obaugh RV & Outdoor Center Student Athlete of the Week: Mason Miller

Published: Nov. 30, 2022 at 3:18 PM EST
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BAKER, Wv. (WHSV) - Mason Miller is a three-sport star at East Hardy High School who leads the way on the field and in the classroom.

“It’s an honor to represent the community that has raised me. It’s one of the best feelings ever,” said Miller, a senior football, track, and wrestling standout for the Cougars.

For the past two years, Miller has been the starting quarterback for the Cougars.

“He’s the hardest working kid. He’s well mannered and very coachable,” said East Hardy head football coach Devon Orndorff.

According to his coaches, Miller is an exceptional listener on the field, and his discipline set an example for his teammates.

“He’s another coach on the field. Ever since he was a freshman, he’s absorbed every bit of information and applies it almost immediately,” added Orndorff. “He’s able to make corrections on the fly,” said Orndorff.

Miller also runs track and sets records on the wrestling mat. Last year, Miller became the first wrestler in school history to place in the state tournament. His success stems from his commitment to the weight room.

“I give all my credit to the weight room, I don’t think I’ve ever taken a week off,” said Miller.

In the classroom, Miller boasts a 4.29 GPA, the highest in his class.

“Mason is dedicated and determined. The classroom is a little funnier and a little brighter with him in the room,” said Angela Mathias, a biology teacher at East Hardy.

Education has always been important to Miller.

“School comes first. If school doesn’t come first, then you’re doing something wrong,” he added.

Miller is also the Vice President of the Student Council and is a member of the National Honor Society where he helps tutor younger students.

“Mason is very approachable and he makes learning fun. He is able to step into that leadership role and support as needed,” said Mathias.

After graduation, Miller hopes to play college football and major in biology.

“You can lose and you can fail but as long as you learn from those failures and those losses, then you can succeed in life,” said Miller.