ONTARIO, Canada…. This past weekend, Kent State’s senior men’s golf coach Jon Mills was inducted into the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame, among a star-studded class of 2022.

Mills was joined by Danny Mijovic, Brian McCann and Nick Genovese who are all part of an elite group of Canadian golfers.

“Obviously that means a lot to me,” Mills said. “As a junior golfer, you dream of what you want to do and it shows what I’ve done in the game justifies those dreams.”

After an incredibly successful college career at Kent State, Mills went on to do the same in the CPGA and PGA, appearing in 70 PGA Tour events, including three US Opens.

During his professional playing days, he had key victories at the Manitoba MTS Classic, Canadian Tour of Merit, Toledo Open, Western Pennsylvania Open, Boise Open and the 2005 CPGA Championship.

Mills becomes the second member of his family to enter the hall, joining his father Jeff as part of Ontario golf history.

“My parents introduced me to golf and were very supportive throughout my career,” he said. “They were always there for me when I struggled and they helped me get started at a time when I didn’t really have much support. It’s special to have people like that in your corner and it’s very special to be inscribed in the Hall of Fame with my father.”

Mills returns to Kent State for a fourth season this fall in an effort to lead the Flashes to a sixth straight Mid-American Conference title.