Dinwiddie, VA (Nov. 6, 2017)
On November 6 the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation announced that Dinwiddie High School’s head football coach, Billy Mills II, has been named the 2017 Redskins High School Coach of the Year presented by Inova Sports Medicine.
Mr. Mills came to Dinwiddie in 2005 to help turn around the football program in which the program had only won four of 39 games in its previous four seasons. Since then, Coach Mills and his coaching staff have been able to turn the program around and this year led the Generals to a 12-1 season; the only loss being in the Class 4, Region B championship game to Louisa County, 38-27. Coach Billy Mills was also selected as the Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the Week of September 23.
Dinwiddie High School Athletic Director Jeff Walters said, “From the outside looking in, most would assume that Mills’ football coaching ability is what makes him special, however, it is his ability to motivate student-athletes and his passion for developing these young men into productive citizens when they leave Dinwiddie High School that makes him successful. He demands and expects his players to be accountable to each other, the coaching staff and this community. Simply stated, there is not a finer coach that I am aware of in any sport or any town.” Not only is this the sentiment of Dinwiddie’s athletic director, but also of the students, staff, parents, and community in Dinwiddie County.
With Coach Mills’ selection as 2017 Redskins High School Coach of the Year has earned him a nomination for the 2017 Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award. Mr. Mills will be invited to attend the USA Football National Conference and Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida.
Please join Dinwiddie County Public Schools in congratulating Coach Billy Mills, II on this prestigious award.
About Redskins High School Coach of the Week presented by Inova Sports Medicine
The High School Coach of the Week program is a league-wide initiative designed to recognize area high school football coaches who continuously demonstrate hard work and dedication to their football programs, the health and safety of their players, and who make a difference in their communities.
This season, in partnership with Inova Sports Medicine, the Redskins Charitable Foundation has convened a panel of local high school football media experts to provide nominations of deserving high school coaches for consideration and selection. Each coach chosen throughout the high school football season will receive a $2,000 donation from the Redskins Charitable Foundation to their football program and a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden, Redskins President Bruce Allen and Senior Vice President of Player Personnel Doug Williams, as well as other giveaway items from the Redskins Charitable Foundation and Inova Sports Medicine.
For more information on the Redskins High School Coach of the Week program or the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, visit http://www.redskins.com/community or follow the Foundation on Twitter at @RedskinsCR or on Instagram @redskinsgiveback.