Tommy Mills

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Tommy Mills
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Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born c. 1883
Beloit, Wisconsin
Died February 25, 1944 (aged 60)
Notre Dame, Indiana
Playing career
Football
c. 1904

Beloit
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1915–1919
1920–1925
1926–1929
1930–1932
1934–1935

Basketball
1916–1920
1920–1923
1935–1936

Baseball
1927–1929

Creighton
Beloit
Notre Dame (assistant)
Georgetown
Arkansas State


Creighton
Beloit
Arkansas State


Notre Dame
Head coaching record
Overall 63–45–12 (football)
111–25 (basketball)
57–20–1 (baseball)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
2 MCAC (1923, 1925)

Basketball
2 MCAC (1923–1924)

Thomas Emmer "Tommy" Mills (c. 1883 – February 25, 1944) was an American football player, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletic 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[edit]

Football[edit]

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

Basketball[edit]

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  
      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[edit]

  1. ^ "THOMAS E. MILLS; Director of Rockne Field House at Notre Dame, Once Aide to Coach". The New York Times. February 26, 1944. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ 2012-13 Creighton Bluejays Men's Basketball Media Guide. Creighton University. 2012. p. 160. 
  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. Arkansas State University. 2012. p. 72. 

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