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Coach Rich Mills

Rich Mills begins his first season on the bench for the Bloomsburg University men's basketball team after being named interim coach in July of 2002. Mills takes over for Charlie Chronister who retired after 31 years.

Rich Mills
Rich Mills

Mills spent 12 years as assistant for the Huskies serving as the recruiting coordinator, academic monitor, overseeing the strength and conditioning program and scouting.

In addition, he has been director of the highly successful Huskies' basketball camps for eight years.

Mills joined the Bloomsburg staff after spending one season as an assistant at St. Bonaventure University in Olean, New York. The previous two years, Mills was a member of the basketball staff at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ.

As a member of the staff at Fairleigh Dickinson, he helped lead the Knights to a 23-7 mark, the best in the school's history. The club won the regular-season championship of the ECAC Metro Conference with a record of 13-3 and participated in the NCAA Championships Midwest Regional where the Knights fell to Purdue.

Prior to joining Fairleigh Dickinson, he was assistant coach at St. Joseph's (NY) College for two seasons helping the club to a record of 35-15.

In addition, he was the assistant coach for the Long Island Knights of the professional United States Basketball League working with head coach Dean Meminger, former standout guard for the New York Knicks.

In the summer of 1998, Mills served as an assistant coach with a team of college all-stars that toured Venezuela.

Mills is a 1984 graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing.

He was a three-sport performer at Oceanside (NY) High School in football, basketball and lacrosse.

Mills and his wife,Tracey, are the parents of a daughter, Korey and a son, Jason.