Cross Country

Derek Mills

Washington, D.C.

Assistant Coach

3rd Year at Tulane

Alma Mater:
Georgia Tech, 1995

Derek Mills

Now entering his third season as an assistant coach with the Green Wave track program is Olympic Gold Medalist Derek Mills. He works primarily with the Wave sprinters and hurdlers.

A world-class runner throughout the mid 1990s, Mills was part of the United States gold-medal winning squad in the 4x400 Relay at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He also helped that team to the 1995 World Championships. He was ranked as high as No. 2 in the world in the 400 meters (1994) during his distinguished career.

On the collegiate level, Mills was a dominant performer for Georgia Tech, where he earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1995. A native of Washington, D.C., and a graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School, Mills was a four-time NCAA Champion for the Yellow Jackets. He earned All-America recognition 11 times in his career, as well as winning nine Atlantic Coast Conference Championships.

Mills is currently pursuing a master's degree in Tulane's JD/MBA program.


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