About our Identity Pro founder scott miller.
At the age of 18, the broken leg I sustained knocked me off the soccer field and my aspirations to be a world class soccer player ended. But that only encouraged me to pursue another beginning - coaching. At the age of 24, with only my degree in Sports Science in hand and a dream of working in the English Premier League, I bought a one-way ticket to London. What was my aim? I was determined to work at the highest level in world football; to learn from and surround myself with the best in the game.
Arriving in London changed my life in an extraordinary way. You see, I was ambitious, driven, young and with those ingredients - fearless. Well before the modern way of networking, I approached a handful of professional football clubs - armed with my football playing experience and a degree in Sports Science. Within nine years of my experience in the UK, I immersed myself in the world’s best practices in coaching and sports medicine. I also continued my thirst for education, obtaining my UEFA A Licence and a degree in Sports Psychology.
This theoretic learning was backed by my practical learning from some of the most experienced managers and players in the game; including Roy Hodgson, Mark Hughes, Martin Jol, Dimitar Berbatov and Damian Duff.
I felt at home in this environment - it was elite, world class and intense - the characteristics that form the high standards I adhere to, to this day; all of which have have served me well in my coaching career to date.
My experiences as Assistant Coach of Fulham and Assistant Coach of the Socceroos prepared me for my next role; the Head Coach of Newcastle Jets - landing me the title of the youngest Head Coach in A-League History.
On my return to my home town of Melbourne, I noticed a huge gap in the coaching methodologies in our country; our current and emerging football talent were missing out on all the elite coaching practices and environments that I was exposed to in the UK. The realisation was my catalyst for my current adventure with Identity Pro.