Brad Mills joined the Babson College men's and women's swimming & diving programs as an assistant coach in September 2019.
Mills comes to Babson after one season as a volunteer assistant coach with the nationally-ranked MIT men's and women's swimming & diving programs. The Engineers sent 14 men and 14 women to the NCAA Division III National Championships last winter, where they finished sixth on the men's side and ninth on the women's.
In addition to his work with the swimming & diving programs, Mills served as the assistant director of aquatics at MIT. He served as a private swim instructor, managed a lifeguard staff of more than 50, and served as the event manager for a number of swim meets inside the Zesiger Center.
Mills was a three-year member of the men's swimming & diving program at Springfield College from 2011-14. He achieved NCAA cuts in both the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke during his career, and helped the Pride record three top-three finishes at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships.
Mills got his start in coaching with the East Longmeadow Marlins swim team in the spring of 2013 while serving as the aquatics director for the town of East Longmeadow. He also took over as the head swim coach at East Longmeadow High School in December 2015 and led both programs to three straight Division 2 State Championships appearances. The girls team posted three top-15 finishes, coming in as high as 10th in 2017, while the boys finished 18th in 2018.
After completing his undergraduate degree in 2015, Mills earned his master of education degree from Springfield in December 2017.