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Tommy Mills

Tommy Mills
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Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
BornApril 5, 1883
Beloit, Wisconsin
DiedFebruary 25, 1944 (aged 60)
Notre Dame, Indiana
Playing career
Football
c. 1904Beloit
Position(s)Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1915–1919Creighton
1920–1925Beloit
1926–1929Notre Dame (assistant)
1930–1932Georgetown
1934–1935Arkansas State
Basketball
1916–1920Creighton
1920–1923Beloit
1935–1936Arkansas State
Baseball
1921–1924Beloit
1927–1929Notre Dame
Head coaching record
Overall63–45–12 (football)
111–25 (basketball)
72–40–2 (baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
2 MCAC (1923, 1925)

Basketball
2 MCAC (1923–1924)

Thomas Emmet Mills (April 5, 1883 – February 25, 1944) was an American football player, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Creighton University (1915–1919), Beloit College (1920–1925), Georgetown University (1930–1932), and Arkansas State College (1934–1935), compiling a career college football record of 63–45–12. Mills was the head baseball coach at the University of Notre Dame from 1927 to 1929, during which time he was also an assistant football coach at the school under Knute Rockne. In addition, Mills was the head basketball coach at Creighton (1916–1920), Beloit (1920–1923), and Arkansas State (1935–1936), amassing a career college basketball record of 107–25. Mills died at the age of 60 on February 25, 1944 of a heart attack at the Rockne Memorial Field House in Notre Dame, Indiana. He served as the director of the field house for the four years before his death.[1]

Head coaching record

Football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Creighton Bluejays (Independent) (1915–1919)
1915 Creighton 3–3–1
1916 Creighton 4–1–2
1917 Creighton 6–2–1
1918 Creighton 3–0
1919 Creighton 4–0–2
Creighton: 20–6–6
Beloit Buccaneers (Independent) (1920–1921)
1920 Beloit 5–3
1921 Beloit 5–2–1
Beloit Buccaneers (Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1922–1925)
1922 Beloit 3–3–1
1923 Beloit 6–1–1 T–1st
1924 Beloit 3–3–1
1925 Beloit 6–2 T–1st
Beloit: 28–14–4
Georgetown Hoyas (Independent) (1930–1932)
1930 Georgetown 5–5
1931 Georgetown 4–5–1
1932 Georgetown 2–3
Georgetown: 11–13–1
Arkansas State Indians (Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference) (1934–1935)
1934 Arkansas State 2–5–1
1935 Arkansas State 2–7
Arkansas State: 4–12–1
Total: 63–45–12
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

Basketball

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Creighton Bluejays (Independent) (1916–1920)
1916–17 Creighton 17–3
1917–18 Creighton 11–0
1918–19 Creighton 10–0
1919–20 Creighton 15–3
Creighton: 53–6
Beloit Buccaneers (Independent) (1920–1922)
1920–21 Beloit 5–8
1921–22 Beloit 12–0
Beloit Buccaneers (Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1922–1924)
1922–23 Beloit 13–2 9–0 1st
1923–24 Beloit 14–0 9–0 1st
Beloit: 44–10 18–0
Arkansas State Indians (Independent) (1935–1936)
1935–36 Arkansas State 14–9
Arkansas State: 14–9
Total: 111–25

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

[2][3][4]

References

  1. ^ "THOMAS E. MILLS; Director of Rockne Field House at Notre Dame, Once Aide to Coach" (PDF). The New York Times. February 26, 1944. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
  2. ^ 2012-13 Creighton Bluejays Men's Basketball Media Guide (PDF). Creighton University. 2012. p. 160. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 30, 2012.
  3. ^ 2012-13 Beloit College Men's Basketball Media Guide. Beloit College. 2012. p. 18.
  4. ^ 2012-13 Arkansas State Men's Basketball Reference Guide (PDF). Arkansas State University. 2012. p. 72.