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 Douglas R. “Gaga” Mills

Douglas R. “Gaga” Mills

Birth
Elgin, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 12 Aug 1993 (aged 85)
Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois, USA
Burial Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 3492 · View Source
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He was a University of Illinois ('30) letterman in baseball, football, and basketball. He was a member of the national championship football teams in 1927 and '28. Mr. Mills returned to the University of Illinois in 1936, after being the head football and basketball coach and athletic director at Joliet Township High School. Mr. Mills became the head basketball coach in 1937, having such memorable teams as the 1942-43 Whiz Kids. Mr. Mills served as Athletic Director for the University of Illinois from 1941 to 1966, responsible for football coaches Ray Eliot and Pete Elliott and basketball coach Harry Combes.


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  • Added: 23 Aug 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3492
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Douglas R. “Gaga” Mills (9 Apr 1908–12 Aug 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3492, citing Mount Hope Cemetery and Mausoleum, Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .