S.W.A.T. Football Training

The most comprehensive football training program in the Southwest

Do you want to be a better football player? Do you want to be the best? The first step is preparation. As the saying goes, there is no glory in practice, but without practice, there is no glory. Or how ‘bout when you are not practicing, remember someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet them, they will win.

Work with Coach Jeff Mills at our Riverpoint location and maximize your potential. Coach Mills brings 30 years of college football coaching experience to Sports & Wellness Athlete Training (SWAT), with a focus on making you the best. To be the best, you learn from the best, and SWAT is the most comprehensive football training program in the Southwest. Call today to book your free personal evaluation with Coach Mills at 505.948.4064.

:: 30 years of college football coaching experience
:: Position specific training
:: Three, two hour sessions - every week
:: State-of-the-art turf training area

For more information contact Coach Mills at 505.948.4064 or CoachMills@wellbridge.com today.

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Meet Coach Jeff Mills

mills_bio.jpgCoach Jeff Mills comes to New Mexico Sports & Wellness after an impressive college coaching career that has seen him work with some of the country’s top schools while developing their best players.
 
Most recently, Jeff was head coach at New Mexico Highlands after spending the 2014 season as the Defensive Line Coach at Indiana State. Also assisting with the special teams unit, Mills helped guide the Sycamores to the NCAA Playoffs for the first time in 30 years. Indiana State finished the season 8-6, seven wins better than the 2013 campaign and the best win/loss improvement in all of college football. It was also the Sycamores’ first playoff victory since 1983 and their first road playoff win in school history.
 
At Indiana State, Mills also oversaw academic progress for the Sycamores. Three different players were named Academic All-Conference while Kendall Walker made the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Director Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team.

Prior to his stint in Terre Haute, Indiana, Mills served as Defensive Coordinator in 2012 and 2013 with New Mexico, helping the Lobos defense see dramatic improvement from 2011 to 2012. His defensive squad gave up 11.5 points less and almost doubled the amount of takeaways in 2012 from the season before. New Mexico allowed 47.4 yards per game fewer in his first season than it gave up in 2011.

Under Mills’ tutelage in 2012, senior strong safety Matt Raymer was nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy – which is awarded to a player who started their career as a walk-on. Raymer was sixth in the nation in forced fumbles and eighth in the Mountain West Conference with 7.5 tackles per game that season.

A graduate of Western Washington, Mills returned to the Evergreen State in 2009 to join Steve Sarkisian’s staff at Washington. Working with the secondary and the safeties, the Huskies saw immediate improvement on defense. In 2009, Washington held opponents to 62 fewer yards and 12 fewer points per game.

In 2010, Washington went to its first bowl game in eight seasons. It was also the Huskies first bowl win in a decade, as they knocked off Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl, 19-7.

After beginning his career as an Outside Linebackers coach at his alma mater, Mills joined Hall of Fame Coach Don James’ staff at Washington as a Graduate Assistant Coach for the 1990 and 1991 seasons. The Huskies finished 1990 10-2 overall and 7-1 in the PAC-10 and won the Rose Bowl against Iowa. In 1991, Washington finished the season 12-0 (8-0 PAC-10) and defeated Michigan for its second consecutive Rose Bowl win and the National Championship.

During his time in the coaching ranks, Mills has served as the Tight Ends Coach at Drake (1989), Defensive Secondary Coach for Montana State (1992-1994) and Defensive Coordinator for Nevada (2000-2003) and Youngstown State (2007-2008). Also at Idaho in both the 1990s and 2000s, he was Secondary Coach (1995-97) and Defensive Coordinator (1998-1999 and 2006) and Assistant Head Coach (2004-05).

During 1998, the Vandals season culminated with a Big West title and a win in the Humanitarian Bowl against Southern Miss.

A native of Urbandale, Iowa, Mills played quarterback and outside linebacker for the Vikings, where he was a two-year letterman and was a senior co-captain. He earned a bachelor's degree in broadcast communication from Western Washington in 1988.

He and his wife, Karmen, are the parents of two children, Amanda and Tyler. His father, Jay, was a longtime high school football coach in Iowa and Indiana. His brother, Jay, served as the head coach at Charleston Southern from 2002-2012.  

Endorsed by the Pros

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Nate Burleson

Minnesota Vikings 2003-2005
Seattle Seahawks 2006-2009
Detroit Lions 2010-2013
Cleveland Browns 2014

“Coach Jeff Mills has been one of only a few coaches that have had a profound impact on my life as a player and as a man.  When I first met Coach Mills I was a wide eyed teenager trying to navigate through an ever evolving collegiate landscape as a student athlete.  By listening to his wise words & teaching on the field, I was able to mature into a player even I was surprised I became.  In our lives we all have people that helped us become better versions of ourselves.  

I’m thankful that Jeff was, is and will always be in my life.”

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Sean Hill

Miami Dolphins 1994-1996
Detroit Lions 1997

“I would endorse most anything Coach Mills is involved in even if it were selling ice to an Eskimo! He has an extraordinary work ethic, insatiable thirst for knowledge and is honest, trustworthy, and dependable as the sunrise. Good thing SWAT training is about sports training, as a field Coach Mills has become an expert in over the past 29 years.

Coach Mills has more to offer than sports training, his faith is unwavering and part of what makes him the successful man he is today.  He has been an intricate part of my development as a man on and off of the football field.  I would not hesitate to send my son and daughters to train with Coach Mills.”