McMillen to return as Rush Coach for 2012

Chicago Sky

ROSEMONT—Bob McMillen will return as Rush head coach in 2012, the Arena Football League team announced Friday.In the 2011 season, the rookie head coach guided the Rush to a franchise record 13 wins, a division championship and a berth in the National Conference title game.

“It is extremely exciting to return to this phenomenal organization,” McMillen said in a statement. “I look forward to working hard again this season with the ultimate goal of returning to the playoffs and playing for the Arena Bowl championship.”

 Voted one of AFL’s 20 greatest players, McMillen was three-time Arena Bowl champion as a player and helped the Rush to a 2006 Arena Football League championship. He later served as assistant coach in 2008 and 2010 and was promoted to head coach for the 2011 season.A graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, McMillen was a three-time All-America pick at Illinois Benedictine (now Benedictine University).