Challace McMillin is confirmed dead at the age of 77.
Challace was best known as a American college football coach (James Madison Dukes).
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RT @Madia_DNRSports: On the passing of Challace McMillin, the founding father of James Madison football who lived that role every day.…
RT @Madia_DNRSports: On the passing of Challace McMillin, the founding father of James Madison football who lived that role every day.…
RT @Madia_DNRSports: On the passing of Challace McMillin, the founding father of James Madison football who lived that role every day.…
RT @Madia_DNRSports: On the passing of Challace McMillin, the founding father of James Madison football who lived that role every day.…
RT @Madia_DNRSports: On the passing of Challace McMillin, the founding father of James Madison football who lived that role every day.…
Challace McMillin
Biographical details
Born(1942-03-18)March 18, 1942
DiedMarch 8, 2020(2020-03-08) (aged 77)
Playing career
1960–1963Rhodes
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1972–1984James Madison
Head coaching record
Overall67–60–2
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 VCAA
Challace Joe McMillin (March 18, 1942 – March 8, 2020) was an American football, track and field, and cross country coach. He was the first head coach of James Madison University's football program, serving from 1972 to 1984 and compiling a record of 67–60–2. A native of Gilt Edge, Tennessee, McMillin was a high school coach in Memphis, Tennessee before coming to James Madison in 1971, when he launched the school's track and field program and also coached cross country. McMillin was also a member of the faculty in James Madison's kinesiology department.
McMillin died on March 8, 2020, ten days before his 78th birthday.
Head coaching record
Year
Team
Overall
Conference
Standing
Bowl/playoffs
James Madison Dukes (NCAA College Division / Division II independent) (1972–1973)
1972
James Madison
0–4–1
1973
James Madison
4–5
James Madison Dukes (Virginia Collegiate Athletic Association) (1974–1975)
1974
James Madison
6–4
3-2
1975
James Madison
9–0–1
5-0
1st
James Madison Dukes (NCAA Division II independent) (1976)
1976
James Madison
7–4
James Madison Dukes (NCAA Division III independent) (1977–1979)
1977
James Madison
5–5
1978
James Madison
8–2
1979
James Madison
4–6
James Madison Dukes (NCAA Division I-AA independent) (1980–1992)
1980
James Madison
4–6
1981
James Madison
3–8
1982
James Madison
8–3
1983
James Madison
3–8
1984
James Madison
6–5
James Madison:
67–60–2
8-2
Total:
67–60–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth
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