Tony Millard is the new athletic director at Centennial. His job consists of overseeing the facilities, athletic teams and many staff members at Centennial. Previously he worked in Macon as a history teacher and athletic director. He has also been a baseball and basketball coach.
Millard is passionate about sports, he feels that high school sports can, “give students the opportunity to develop different skills than they do in the classroom.” He also realizes that sports is a great way to build friendships, and, “many of my best friendships came from athletics.”
Millard is mainly a Tar Heels fan, especially enjoying their baseball and basketball teams. He also roots for the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, Atlanta Braves, and Denver Broncos. He can’t watch as many games as he used to, because he now enjoys spending family time with his wife and daughter.
What do you enjoy most about Centennial?
So far I have really enjoyed working with the coaching staff and getting to know some of the athletes. I hope to have the opportunity to continue to get to know students here at Centennial.
What are your favorite hobbies?
My hobbies have definitely changed. I use to watch every sporting event on TV. However, with the birth of my daughter, I have found that I enjoy just spending time with her and my wife when I am away from school.
What’s your favorite food?
I love pizza, especially from Lucca’s Grill in Bloomington.
What’s your favorite clothing brand?
I wear a lot of Nike and Polo items.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I love the climate in San Diego so that would be great, other than taking my daughter too far from the rest of the family.
If you were given a million dollars for the day, what would you do with it?
If I were given a million dollars for the day, I would invest it in a way that I would continue to benefit from it after the day was over.
Tony Millard can be found at most Centennial sporting events, now that he is in charge of our athletic department. Principal Greg Johnson said of Millard, “Tony’s been a solid part of our team; he’s stepped in and helped in every situation you can imagine we deal with, and we’ve really appreciated that.”