Two Olympians, six Olympic trial qualifiers, 25 national champions, 17 state champions, and 21 NCAA all-Americans, all covering 7 sports. The numbers don’t lie, and the numbers don’t stop. As the owner and master coach behind Garage Strength, Dane Miller is one of the United States’ most well-known and recognizable names in weightlifting, track and field, and coaching expertise. In addition to the undeniable heights his athletes have reached, Dane is the recipient of the USA Weightlifting (USAW) Larry Barnholth Award for Coaching Excellence, has been appointed to assist at USAW training camps at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, and was named team leader and team coach to 6 Team USA squads. He has had the honor of training under and with athletic luminaries including Anatoly Bondarchuk, Zygmunt Smalcerz, and Charles Poliquin.
Dane’s own success is grounded in the same value + focus + work methodology he employs with his athletes. From humble beginnings in his parent’s garage, Garage Strength is now Pennsylvania’s premiere training center for elite athletes and healthy humans alike, filling not only strength and sport-specific training needs but also mobility, lifestyle, and nutrition. Dane’s unique, intensive training programs are the heart of Garage Strength, and are based not only on tested and proven methods of optimal athletic development but each athlete’s specific skill and need.
Dane’s own athletic career began at age 11, when he told his father he was going to get strong to be a state championship athlete. He became an All-State defensive lineman, and two-time Berks County, PA lineman of the year. He remains the best shot putter in Berks County, PA, setting a shot put record previously broken before man walked on the moon, and achieved his goal of a PA State Championship in shot put. He finished in PA’s high school top four in both shot put and discus before throwing for Penn State University, where he was a five-time Big 10 place winner, track and field team captain, and four-time Academic All-Big 10 scholar athlete. He was also an NCAA championship qualifier and four-time regional qualifier. He is a two-time USA Indoor Track and Field national qualifier.
His greatest achievement in life is the goal he never realized he set: raising a family with his wife and Garage Strength co-owner, Caitlin Browne. His two sons, Lincoln and Sanderson, will be joined by twins in late 2018, and the family owns and operates Hickory Hill Farm in Ontelaunee Township, PA. He is also co-owner of Earth Fed Muscle, a natural, clean supplements line used by some of the world’s top-ranked athletes.