|Born||December 1, 1928|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||January 18, 2021 (aged 92)|
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
|Alma mater||Illinois State University|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1951||Chicago Mount Carmel HS (IL) (assistant)|
|1952–1953||Mendel Catholic HS (IL)|
|1954||North Chicago HS (IL)|
|1955||Loyola HS (CA)|
|1956||Citrus JC (line)|
|1962–1963||Indiana State (PA)|
|1966||Kansas City Chiefs (assistant)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|1978–1980||Blue–Gray Football Classic (exec. dir.)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||1–1 (NAIA D-I playoffs)|
0–1 (NCAA D-III playoffs)
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1 FFC (1997)|
Morton J. "Chuck" Mills (December 1, 1928 – January 18, 2021) was an American college 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).
Hired in February 1967 at Utah State University, Mills was previously the offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs, the champions of the American Football League (AFL). Previous USU head coach Tony Knap had resigned in January for an assistant coaching position with the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League (CFL).
During his six seasons at Utah State, Mills' Aggies went 38–23–1 (.621); 8–3 marks in 1971 and 1972 were the best. He took the first American collegiate football team to Japan in December 1971; the Japanese equivalent of the Heisman Trophy, known as the "Mills Trophy," is presented to the top collegiate football player in Japan each year.
Head coaching record
|Pomona Sagehens (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1959–1961)|
|Indiana State Indians (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) (1962–1963)|
|1962||Indiana State||5–2–1||4–1–1||T–2nd (West)|
|1963||Indiana State||7–1–1||5–1||2nd (West)|
|Merchant Marine Mariners (NCAA College Division independent) (1964)|
|Utah State Aggies (NCAA University Division independent) (1967–1972)|
|Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1973–1977)|
|Southern Oregon Raiders (Evergreen Conference) (1980–1984)|
|Southern Oregon Raiders (Columbia Football League) (1985–1987)|
|1985||Southern Oregon||2–6–1||1–4–1||6th (Southern)|
|1986||Southern Oregon||4–5||2–4||T–4th (Southern)|
|1987||Southern Oregon||7–4||4–2||T–2nd (Southern)||L NAIA Division I Quarterfinal|
|Southern Oregon Raiders (Columbia Football Association) (1988)|
|1988||Southern Oregon||5–4||3–3||T–3rd (Mount Hood)|
|Coast Guard Bears (Freedom Football Conference) (1997)|
|1997||Coast Guard||9–2||6–0||1st||L NCAA Division III First Round|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
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- Ferguson, George (February 10, 1967). "USU grid coach maps battle plan". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. D1.
- Miller, Hack (January 18, 1967). "Aggies' Tony Knap resigns". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. B2.
- "Tony Knap resigns". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. January 19, 1967. p. 11.
- Flannery, John S. (December 20, 1971). "Ceremony impressive". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). (Utah State University Athletics). p. B6.
- Nagatsuka, Kaz (January 19, 2021). "Chuck Mills, who inspired Japan's college football to flourish, dies at 92". Japan Times. Retrieved January 19, 2021.