Chesnee High holds special night for one of its own |

CHESNEE — A lot of the crucial work Gerald Mills does at Chesnee High School goes unnoticed.

As the director of basketball operations for the Eagles, Mills takes care of any number of tasks — including making sure the team’s laundry is squared away, setting up the scorer’s table and setting out the players’ gear for practice.

“He gets everything ready for us,” Chesnee basketball coach Andy Pitt said. “He does a lot for the kids.”

He has for 40 years. And on Thursday night, Chesnee showed its appreciation.

Mills was honored between the varsity girls and boys basketball games with a plaque and the declaration of “Gerald Mills Night” at Chesnee. Mills was overcome by the honor.

“This is very special to me,” a visibly emotional Mills said after the brief ceremony. “This has just been a wonderful ride, and I hope I’m not done yet.”

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