Stroke caught healthy Coach of the Year off guard
Seth Mills was living the high life in the spring of 2016 – everything seemed to be going perfectly.
He was 29 years old, in good shape, happily married, his wife had just given birth to their youngest of three daughters and he had just been named the District Coach of the Year for the work he did with the Spectrum High School football team.
Yes, everything was going great, but things began to take a turn for the worse the night he received his Coach of the Year Award.
“It was on the way home,” he said when recalling the night. “On the way home I felt, probably the worst headache I’d ever felt in my life. I got the chills, just everything got really bad on the way home from that.”
Then once he got home, he recalled not being able to say a few words correctly. He would say them in his head, but they would not come out right. No one really knew what was going on, and he would eventually be checked in to the University of Minnesota hospital.