Bonnie Mills is named as new Athletic Director at St. Georges Tech
St. Georges Technical High School has a brand new Athletic Director and her name is Bonnie Mills.
District spokesperson Kate McDermott said the New Castle County Vo-Tech District Monday night approved Mills to replace outgoing John Green, who stepped aside to spend more time with his young family.
Mills said she was a teacher at St. Georges for three years, then transferred to Hodgson for two years, and all of that while she was coaching soccer and was an assistant field hockey coach, “And then I got notice a few weeks ago that I was selected for the position, and it became official just last night (Monday, August 25th) at the School Board meeting.” She will also teach Physical Education at the school.
“As the new Athletic Director this year, I want to see how everything is run, and then figure out how I want to do things for athletics in general,” said Mills, “We have just over one thousand students, and we already have great coaches here, but I want to keep building our program, getting good students and good athletes. And we have a great staff to work with the students and I want us to keep growing. I’m excited to figure this all out, and I’m excited to be part of athletics at St. Georges.”
Mills said all of the Hawks’ athletic programs are improving, “And we’re growing and getting better all the time, and we are starting to earn Blue Hen Conference titles. Our boys’ basketball team was in the state finals last season, the girls’ soccer in the final four, and the football team also made it to the championship game in Division Two.”
St. Georges School is less than ten years old, and Mills said she wants to continue the growth and success that preceded her, “We are a new school, and that means we need parent involvement as much as possible. We need to build our boosters so we can build our athletics as a whole, and with that comes the community involvement, which I would like to reach out and eventually see sports camps here in the summer, and really grow one step at a time. And all of this is in the future, I guess.”
Mills, who attended the University of Delaware, Class of ’07, where she was a goalkeeper on the soccer team, comes from quite an athletic family.
“My older sister Kristen is the head basketball coach at Caravel Academy in Bear, and my twin sister Sara is the head Field Hockey Coach also at Caravel. And we were all actually playing sports at the same time at Delaware. In 2004, my sister and I were on that U.S. baseball team that travelled to Japan and Canada, and that was pretty cool! After I graduated college, I played professional soccer in Iceland for one season, and that was also cool. But I am such a homebody now that I don’t think I would do that now.”