Dr. Ralph Mills
Team Physician
Athletic Training
Dr. Ralph Mills

Dr. Ralph L. Mills is a native of Madisonville, Tenn. Dr. Mills joined ETSU/BucSports, the athletic medicine arm of the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, in December 2003. Dr. Mills has served as the Team Physician for East Tennessee State athletes since 2004.

A graduate of King College, Mills earned his M.D. degree from the James H. Quillen College of Medicine in 1984 and completed his family practice residency with ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport, where he was named “Most Outstanding Senior Resident” in 1987. At one time he was the youngest licensed physician in the state of Tennessee.  He is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine, for which he scored in the top one-third percentile on his certification exam.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine.

Locally, Mills serves as a team physician for Daniel Boone High School and annually helps coordinate and organize sports physicals for over 1,000 middle and high school athletes.  He holds a teaching appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine with the Quillen College of Medicine, and teaches/runs a rotation in Sports Medicine for Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatric residents.

He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP), and the Southern Medical Association (SMA).

Mills also been affiliated with Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates in Johnson City since 2001, and continues to have a private practice of Sports Medicine there. 

He currently resides in Johnson City and is married to Candance (Candi) Mills and has two children, Tripp and Laney.

Athletic Training
Brian Johnston
Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine
Brett Lewis
Assistant Athletic Trainer for Male Sports
Carmen Brown
Assistant Athletic Trainer for Female Sports
Nathan Barger
Graduate Assistant
Chase Edwards
Graduate Assistant
Rachel Essington
Graduate Assistant
Katie Harbacevich
Graduate Assistant
Josh Heines
Graduate Assistant
Carley Kemmer
Graduate Assistant
Chelsea Puckett
Graduate Assistant
Eric Schwab
Graduate Assistant
Cari Williams
Graduate Assistant
Leslie Winstead
Gradudate Assistant
Dr. Ralph Mills
Team Physician
Dr. Benjamin England
Team Physician
Dr. Bart McKinney
Team Physician
WSOC Radford Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 22, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MSOC ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Aug 23, 7:00 p.m. Virginia Tech (Exh.)
WSOC ETSU Cookeville, Tenn.
Aug 24, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee Tech
WSOC Appalachian St. Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 28, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MSOC ETSU Richmond, Va.
Aug 29, 7:00 p.m. William & Mary
VB ETSU Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29, 9:00 a.m. Morgan State University
VB ETSU Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29, 5:00 p.m. California State University, Sacramento
VB ETSU Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 30, 12:00 p.m. UNC Charlotte
WSOC Campbell Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 31, 1:00 p.m. ETSU
MSOC ETSU Richmond, Va.
Aug 31, 3:30 p.m. VCU
WSOC South Carolina St. Johnson City. Tenn.
Sep 2, 6:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 3:00 p.m. The College of William and Mary
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. George Mason University
WSOC Alabama A&M Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6, 12:00 p.m. University of Maryland
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6, 4:00 p.m. Lehigh University
MSOC Radford Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. ETSU