Jefferson’s Mills resigns football post

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — On Monday, the Jefferson County School Board accepted the resignation of Jefferson High School varsity head football coach Richard Mills.

Mills had earlier tendered his resignation but it only became official with its acceptance at Monday’s Board meeting.

In his nine seasons at Jefferson, Mills had a 39-55 overall record. His 2005 team recorded a 10-0 regular season record. That team reached the WVSSAC playoffs where it won in the opening round and then was beaten in the quarterfinals.

Jefferson’s teams in 2010, 2011, and 2012 all posted records of 1-9.

The 2005 team had Jefferson’s had one of the two winning seasons in Mills’ nine-year tenure. The 2004 team went 8-4 overall.

Mills came to Jefferson after coaching football at Shepherdstown Middle School. He had also coached the football team when that school was Shepherdstown Junior High. Mills had winning seasons at Shepherdstown where the Cardinals had enjoyed some unbeaten success.

After 26 years at either Shepherdstown Junior High and Shepherdstown Middle School, Mills went to Jefferson High.

A Charles Town High School graduate, Mills received his bachelor’s degree from Shepherd and his master’s degree from West Virginia University.

No successor to Mills was named at Monday’s Board meeting.

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