Colleen Mary Miller,’ nicknamed ‘Coco, was born on September 6, 1978 in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the identical twin sister of WNBA player Kelly Miller. Their parents are Marv and Kathy Miller. She is a professional basketball player in the WNBA.
Coco played basketball with her sister at Mayo High School in Rochester, Minnesota. The twins helped their school go 27-0 and win the Minnesota state’s class 4A championship.
The twins went to the University of Georgia, where they both majored in biology and won a series of awards, including the James E. Sullivan Award, given to the nation’s top amateur athlete, awarded in 1999. They became the first pair of twins to earn the award.
Coco was among the top ten in that school’s list among women basketball players in assists and steals. She participated in the World University Games, helping her team to a silver medal.
She finished her college career fifth among SEC women in scoring at 16.6, second in free throw percentage at .743%, and eight in steals with 160. She was a finalist for the Naismith award as the player of the year during her final college season.
In 2001, both Coco and Kelly entered the WNBA Draft. Coco was selected by the Washington Mystics 9th overall in the 1st round. She has played for the Mystics her entire career to date, as a reserve, coming off the bench.