Mills earns another honor


After being honored by nearly every football coaches’ association in the state of Texas, legendary Sealy head football coach, the late T.J. Mills, has earned the call to the hall at his alma mater.

Pasadena ISD recently announced 10 of the newest members of their Hall of Fame that they will enshrine at the eighth annual ceremony on April 4 at the Phillips Field House. Anyone interested in buying tickets should contact Andrea Nguyen at 713-740-0288.

“As head coach of the Sealy Tiger football team, T.J. Mills became one of only two 11-man coaches in Texas high school football history to lead a team to four straight state titles from 1993 to 1997,” the release states. “The Tigers were 63-1 during that time, with a streak of 24-straight playoff victories. The four-peat consecutive winning streak produced 20 first-team All-State players.

“Mills coached the Tigers for 14 years before moving onto Odessa and then La Porte,” it continues. “While Mills retired in 2005, he continued to earn multiple accolades including Coach of the Year by the Texas Sports Writers Association, also a four-peat victory. Mills graduated from Pasadena High School in 1972 and played quarterback, receiver and defensive lineman on the football team, in addition to basketball. He married his high school sweetheart and classmate Becky Chambers Mills.”

Mills was most recently inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame last May, adding onto Hall of Honor bids from the Greater Houston Football Coaches Association as well as the Texas High School Coaches Association.


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