MILLS, RAYMOND

RAYMOND MILLS  (Deceased)

Inducted: September 19, 1987 in Vincennes, IN

Date of Birth: October 26, 1922 in Garrard, KY

High School Attended: Lynch, KY                  Graduated: 1941

High School Honors: 3-year letterman in football and basketball; All-Tri City in football 1939 and 1940; All-CVC football 1940.

College Attended: Western Kentucky University                Graduated: 1947

College Honors: Lettered in football 3 years - 1942, 1946, 1947.

Coaching Experience: Student coach at WKU in 1948; assistant coach in football and basketball at Harlan, KY, HS 1949 and at Mayfield, KY, HS 1950; head football coach at Mayfield, KY, 1951- 1955, with a record of 37-12-1; head football coach at Lincoln High School in Vincennes, IN, 1956-1959 and 1965-1975, with a record of 77-65-4; head football coach and athletic director at Bolton High School in Alexandria, LA, with record of 23-18-0; total head coaching record of 137-95-5; also coached track 6 years, assistant basketball coach 5 years, and golf coach 22 years; retired from coaching football in 1975.

Coaching Honors: Coach of the Year in 1954; 27 years as head football coach with several individual honors for civic and sports organization for coaching in Kentucky and Indiana.

Outstanding Players Coached: At Mayfield High School, Otis Elliott and Wayne Clark, Murray State; Buddy Lewis, University of Illinois; Bobby Jo Watts, University of Kentucky; at Lincoln HS, Bill Miller, Greg Meyers, Allen Latshaw, Indiana University; Rick Purnell, US Naval Academy; Jimmy Allen, University of Tennessee; David Carter, Western Kentucky and Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints; Doug Davis, WKU; at Bolton HS, Charles Anastasio, McNeese State University; Bill Pitts, Tulane University; Herman Nall, Mississippi State; Richard Goldman, Louisiana Tech University and Miami Dolphins.

Family: Children, Margaret, Raymon, and Van.

Coach Mills passed away February 9, 2007.