Charleston Southern football coach Jay Mills retires
After 10 seasons as Charleston Southern’s head football coach, Jay Mills announced Thursday that he is retiring from coaching to pursue a career in athletic administration.
Mills, 51, leaves as the winningest coach in CSU history with a 48-63 record.
“My passion for athletics and my purpose of growing coaches and young people fuels an intentional change in my career path,” Mills said Thursday afternoon. “It is my desire, and I believe I am prepared, to lead not just a sport, but an athletic department to this end.”
Mills guided the program to its first-ever Big South title in 2005 in only his third season as head coach. CSU rallied from a 2-4 start to end the season on a five-game winning streak. The Bucs claimed their first Big South football championship following a dramatic 34-27 come-from-behind, double-overtime victory over rival Coastal Carolina.