Welcome Message from David Mills
Welcome to The Sports History Foundation website: the Foundation incorporated as a non-profit organization, January 29, 2013. As we strive to document precious sports memories, we ask for your help in pursuit of our mission to preserve sports history's greatest moments for future generations. Our first film documentary featured the 1982 Madison Central baseball team - the only baseball team in Kentucky high school history to complete an undefeated season and win the state baseball championship! It was a great experience to work on "The Perfect Team" with the guys from Madison Central and everyone who was associated with that unparalleled baseball season. We currently are in production with the Laurel County Cardinals team that won the KHSAA State Basketball Tournament in dramatic fashion in 1982, when Paul Andrews sank "The Shot" from half court to win the Championship Game in Rupp Arena.
At this time, The Sports History Foundation will focus on high school sports moments in the state of Kentucky. Obviously, there are enough great moments in Kentucky high school sports history to film every day from now until, well, from now on! We think it is vitally important for these stories to be told and recorded now by the individuals who were there and experienced the stories as they happened years ago. We look forward to presenting these great moments in time in an entertaining documentary style. Each year The Sports History Foundation will produce a number of films that will be available for purchase individually or as a series. We ask for your support as The Sports History Foundation continues to compile and record the most unforgettable moments in sports history!
The Sports History Foundation
The mission of The Sports History Foundation is to research, preserve and maintain the extraordinary accomplishments of legendary prep sports figures, unforgettable high school teams and the most celebrated state champions of all time. TSHF will conduct personal interviews, collect original game footage and gather all available media resources to capture and relive the emotional highs and lows of the most memorable moments in high school sports history. The completed life history profiles will be digitized and made available to the public to circulate and educate future generations of the exceptional role high school sports has played in helping to define the unique identity of every American community. TSHF will collaborate, cooperate and support other non-profit, historical, educational institutions in areas of printed material, films, photographs, manuscripts, videos and all other research programs consistent with the mission of The Sports History Foundation.
Executive Director, Sports History Foundation
Father, Tom Mills, instilled the love of sports in the family at an early age. A graduate of Frankfort High School, David attended Transylvania University to play basketball for Hall of Fame Coach Don Lane in 1981. He earned his BA in History from Eastern Kentucky University, then served as Co-Chairman and Chairman of the Kentucky AAU Basketball Association for twenty-four years. Having served as the Chief Operating Officer in the Sales and Marketing Industry, David is now focusing his attention on documenting the most memorable sports stories of the past for future generations to enjoy.
David has coached and traveled with sons Derek, Griffin, Trey and daughter Renee in baseball, softball and basketball for many years. Currently all four children attend Madison Central High School in Richmond, Kentucky. Wife, Mendy Mills, is the Instructional Supervisor for Madison County Schools.
CFO, Sports History Foundation
My name is Serur F Dawahare III. I have recently worked in the airline industry and continue to own and run an embroidery and screen printing business. I have added a notary public commission to my repertoire. I formerly worked with the Dawahare's family clothing business of Kentucky. I graduated from the University of Kentucky in May, 2011 with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences.
I have a passion to help mentor young people and encourage them to be the best for themselves and their families and their communities in which they live and work. My father Frank and mother Pat started taking me to the state tournament at a young age and the tradition has carried on to this day. The Dawahare family of whom I am a part of stepped up in 1987 and helped the KHSAA by giving seed money to help the new headquarters building and Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame get off the ground.
My father taught me the love of high school sports, which lead to the passion and drive I have today for this wonderful Sports History Foundation. The drive to preserve history of great teams, great players, great coaches, and great influential teachers of these student athletes is a pleasure and honor to be a small part. I am married to Allison Manning Dawahare from Jenkins, Ky and have two wonderful children in Patrick S Dawahare and Hanna A Dawahare and currently reside in Lexington, KY.
Board of Directors, Sports History Foundation
Presently resides in Fayette County, Lexington, Kentucky. Married Olga Muniz in 1982.
- 2012 to Present -- Reds Radio Broadcaster
- 2012 to Present -- The Dugout Radio Show in Louisville 30 minutes on the Reds
- 2010 to Present -- Co-Host Big League Fishing radio show w/B.A.S.S. pro Keith Monson
- 1997 to Present -- Correspondent Banking Officer - Central Bank & Trust Co.
- Major League Baseball - 11 year career- 1980 -- Gold Glove winner with NY Mets - defensive excellence - 2nd base
- 1985 to 1986 -- Detroit Tigers
- 1982 to 1985 -- Montreal Expos
- 1977 to 1981 -- New York Mets
- 1975 to 1976 -- Cincinnati Reds (World Series Champs both years)
- 2006 -- Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame
- 1997 to Present -- Fellowship of Christian Athletes Board of Directors
- 1995 to Present -- Board Member Professional Athletes Outreach
- 1993 to Present -- Co-Chair Childrens Charity Golf w/Johnny Bench and Matthew Mitchell
- 1991 to Present -- Substance Abuse in Athletics
Boards of Directors, Sports History Foundation
- 1975 Indiana HS Mr. Basketball
- 1978 National Champion
- 3x All-American Univ. of Kentucky 1978-80
- 1979 Academic All-American
- 1979 First Round NBA Draft Pick as "Junior Elligible"
- 10 Year Pro Career
- 9 Year D1 NCAA Coaching Career
- Currently Broadcasting with SEC Network, Dial Global and various other outlets as well as teaching and coaching HS tennis in Lexington.
Board of Directors, Sports History Foundation
A graduate of Frankfort High School, Randy Mills graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in English, and earned a Master's Degree in Secondary Education from Georgetown College. He began his professional career as a teacher and coach at Franklin County High School. He then served a four-year stint as Associate Director of Admissions at Transylvania University, followed by an eleven-year tenure as Senior Associate Director of Admissions at the University of Kentucky. He presently holds the position of Director of College Counseling at the Sayre School, in Lexington. Mills was a founding member of the Kentucky AAU Basketball Association and served as the organization's vice-chairman for twenty-four years. He has an extensive Public Address resume. He served as the public address voice of the KHSAA Girls' State Basketball Tournament for twenty years. He has served as the voice of the KHSAA Boys' "Sweet 16" State Basketball Tournament since 1980, and continues in that role.
Mills is the former president of the Kentucky Association of Secondary and College Admission Counselors and of the Kentucky Association for the Promotion of College Admissions. He is a two-time Kentucky AAU state championship basketball coach. Mills and his wife, Emily, have three children: Amanda Mills Cutright, Grant Mills and Torian Robertson.