Chuck Mills

Morton J. "Chuck" Mills (born December 1, 1928) is a former American football coach. He served as the head coach at Pomona College (1957–1961), Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1962–1963), the United States Merchant Marine Academy (1964), Utah State University (1967–1972), Wake Forest University (1973–1977), Southern Oregon University (1980–1988), and the United States Coast Guard Academy (1997).

Chuck Mills
Biographical details
Born (1928-12-01) December 1, 1928
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1951Chicago Mount Carmel HS (IL) (assistant)
1952–1953Mendel Catholic HS (IL)
1954North Chicago HS (IL)
1955Loyola HS (CA)
1956Citrus JC (line)
1957–1958Pomona (assistant)
1962–1963Indiana State (PA)
1964Merchant Marine
1965Arizona (assistant)
1966Kansas City Chiefs (assistant)
1967–1972Utah State
1973–1977Wake Forest
1980–1988Southern Oregon
1997Coast Guard
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1978–1980Blue–Gray Football Classic (exec. dir.)
1980–1989Southern Oregon
1989–?Coast Guard
Head coaching record
Overall132–133–5 (college)
Tournaments1–1 (NAIA D-I playoffs)
0–1 (NCAA D-III playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
1 FFC (1997)


A native of Chicago, Illinois, Mills graduated from Illinois State University in 1950.

Coaching career

During his six years as Utah State's head coach, his teams went 38–23–1; 8–3 marks in 1971 and 1972 were the best. Mills took the first American collegiate football team to Japan. The Japanese equivalent of the Heisman Award, known as the "Mills Trophy," is presented to the top collegiate football player in Japan each year.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall ConferenceStanding Bowl/playoffs Coaches#
Pomona Sagehens (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1959–1961)
1959 Pomona 5–4
1960 Pomona 2–7
1961 Pomona 5–4
Pomona-Pitzer: 12–15
Indiana State Indians (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) (1962–1963)
1962 Indiana State 5–2–14–1–1T–2nd (West)
1963 Indiana State 7–1–15–12nd (West)
Indiana State: 12–3–29–2–1
Merchant Marine Mariners (NCAA College Division independent) (1964)
1964 Merchant Marine 3–7
Merchant Marine: 3–7
Utah State Aggies (NCAA University Division independent) (1967–1972)
1967 Utah State 7–2–1
1968 Utah State 3–7
1969 Utah State 7–3
1970 Utah State 5–5
1971 Utah State 8–3
1972 Utah State 8–3T–17
Utah State: 38–23–1
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1973–1977)
1973 Wake Forest 1–9–10–5–17th
1974 Wake Forest 1–100–67th
1975 Wake Forest 3–83–3T–3rd
1976 Wake Forest 5–63–33rd
1977 Wake Forest 1–100–67th
Wake Forest: 11–43–16–23–1
Southern Oregon Raiders (Evergreen Conference) (1980–1984)
1980 Southern Oregon 2–72–34th
1981 Southern Oregon 6–4NANA
1982 Southern Oregon 6–43–13rd
1983 Southern Oregon 9–25–2T–2nd
1984 Southern Oregon 6–44–34th
Southern Oregon Raiders (Columbia Football League) (1985–1987)
1985 Southern Oregon 2–6–11–4–16th (Southern)
1986 Southern Oregon 4–52–4T–4th (Southern)
1987 Southern Oregon 7–44–2T–2nd (Southern)L NAIA Division I Quarterfinal
Southern Oregon Raiders (Columbia Football Association) (1988)
1988 Southern Oregon 5–43–3T–3rd (Mount Hood)
Southern Oregon: 47–40–124–22–1
Coast Guard Bears (Freedom Football Conference) (1997)
1997 Coast Guard 9–26–01stL NCAA Division III First Round
Coast Guard: 9–26–0
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

Coaching tree

Assistant coaches under Mills that became college head coaches:


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