Beloved Sporturf™ Dealer, Bill Miller Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to a great friend and dealer, Bill Miller. Bill passed away Monday night at the age of 68 after an incredible two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer.

Sporturf™ was lucky enough to call Bill a dealer since 2006. Over the years he built everything from full size baseball fields to countless infields and batting facilities. Bill always enjoyed helping programs enhance their existing facilities so the athletes could showcase their skills.

Prior to his introduction to the world of synthetic turf, Bill had already built an amazing career as a baseball coach. He amassed a staggering 1,144 victories over a 39-year career that included 6 state titles making him the winningest coach in Kentucky high school baseball history.

“The PRP Family has lost a true legend,” PRP principal Kim Salyer said in a news release. He was a father figure to hundreds of players, coaches and members of our community. He taught all of us how to work hard and never quit. In short, Coach Miller made each of us a better person. His influence and life will never be forgotten.”

A PRP grad, Miller attended the University of Alabama, where he played one season of football for Bear Bryant before lettering in baseball the rest of his college career. He returned to his high school alma mater as an assistant baseball and football coach after graduating and was named the program’s second head coach in 1980, succeeding Bill Waddell, Nick’s grandfather.

Miller is survived by his wife, Vickie, and two children, son Matt and daughter Megan, who is in her 15th season as the head softball coach at PRP.

Bill led an amazing life and was a true pleasure to speak to and be around. He will definitely be missed by the Sporturf™ family.

SCG Fields Installs Multipurpose Soccer and Football Field in North Miami

Recently SCG Fields, LLC worked with North Miami Athletics to install a Sporturf™ multipurpose soccer and football field in Miami, Florida.  Officials from North Miami Athletics worked the SCG and Sporturf team to choose a color for the coaches’ boxes that would very closely match the newly resurfaced track.

The turf system that was selected consisted of Sporturf™ GameChanger paired with an alternative infill called Envirofill from US Greentech and a ProPlay shock pad from Schmitz Foam Products.  The entire project was purchased through our partnership with NJPA.

SCG Fields, LLC is a sports field specialty construction contractor that handles all phases of natural and synthetic turf jobs for professional, collegiate, and high school facilities, from excavation and sub base through installation and maintenance. They are one of the nation’s most trusted sources for superior quality construction of highly engineered natural grass and synthetic turf sports fields.  Sporturf is proud to team with top quality partners across North America for both indoor and outdoor projects. 

Sporturf™ GameChanger is very similar to natural grass; our advanced yarn provides resilience and strength at the same time, while maintaining a brilliant appearance. The fiber has exceptional split resistance compared to conventional turf fibers. This increases the performance in sliding, ball roll, ball bounce and durability making our product one of the best on the market today.

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