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Former Utah State football coach Chuck Mills dies

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Former Utah State Aggies football coach Chuck Mills is honored during a break during the Utah State-Wake Forest game in Logan Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Mills, who coached Utah State from 1967-72 and also at Wake Forest, died at the age of 92.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Chuck Mills, who was Utah State’s 16th head football coach and a 2008 Utah State Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, died this past weekend at age 92.

Mills served as the Aggies’ head coach from 1967-72, compiling a record of 38-23-1 during six seasons as Utah State’s coach, with a 17-7 home record. His 38 wins is third-best in program history, and Mills coached USU to an 8-4 mark against in-state rivals BYU and Utah during his tenure.

Mills led the Aggies to four winning seasons and finished his time in Logan with back-to-back 8-3 records in 1971 and 1972, before moving on to coach Wake Forest for five seasons. He served in a variety of high school and college coaching positions, including eight years as head coach at Southern Oregon, before retiring and moving to Hawaii, where he spent time as a football consultant.

He coached five All-Americans at Utah State, including defensive lineman Phil Olsen, who went on to be the fourth overall pick in the 1970 NFL draft. 

Mills, who was born Dec. 1, 1928, in Chicago, graduated from Illinois State in 1950.