For as long as he can remember, basketball has been in Jeff Miller's bloodlines.
A successful player in his era, the Lehighton native will return to the hardwood this season as head coach of the Northern Lehigh boys basketball team.
Miller, who on Monday was appointed to the position to replace Richard Oertner, said he relishes the opportunity to maintain the team's prominence.
"I'm excited about it; it's a great challenge," Miller said. "Northern Lehigh basketball has a rich tradition, and my goal is to continue that tradition."