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Centenary Hall of Famer McMillin named to Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame
Centenary Hall of Famer McMillin named to Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame
Friday, June 14, 2013

SHREVEPORT, La. – Centenary Athletic Hall of Famer  Alvin “Bo” McMillin was inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday, June14 in Louisville, Kentucky.

McMillin, also a member of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, was arguably the best coach in Centenary gridiron history. McMillin led the Gents to a 26-3 record during his three seasons at the helm of the program. IN his inaugural campaign, Centenary posted an 8-1 mark, including a 77-0 season-opening win over Marshall. The Gents also tallied victories over Louisiana State Normal (35-0; 1923) and Boston College (10-9; 1924).

McMillin started his collegiate playing career as the quarterback for Centre College in 1917. In 1918 he served in the Navy before returning to lead Centre from 1919 to 1921. During his career, the "Praying Colonels" achieved an overall record of 38-4, and Bo was named to Walter Camp’s All-American team in his last three seasons. In 1921, McMillin scored the only touchdown in Centre’s win over Harvard, a team that hadn’t been defeated in five seasons.

After college, McMillin played professionally for two seasons before starting his career as a collegiate coach, compiling a record of 146-77-13 with the Gents, Kansas State and Indiana University.

In 1945, he received the AFCA Coach of the Year award for accomplishments at Indiana University and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and the Amos Alonzo Stagg Award from the AFCA in 1951.