Leadership has allowed Flames' star to become a main contributor
Drew McMillin is in his second season as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at UIC, where he currently trains the women's basketball, volleyball, men's and women's track and field, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's tennis and men's gymnastics teams.
The Chicago, Ill., native joins the Flames athletic department after a short stint at DePaul, where he assisted in training the men's and women's basketball teams and the Blue Demon volleyball squad.
From July 2008 until May 2010, McMillin worked as a graduate assistant at Nebraska-Omaha, where he handled the training of women's track and field, baseball, softball, men's and women's tennis and women's golf teams, while assisting the football program. During the 2010 season, a thrower that McMillin coached finished in third place at the DII National Championships, and in the same season, his softball team set the single-season record for most homerun with 65.
Prior to Nebraska-Omaha, McMillin was an intern at Marquette, where he worked with the Golden Eagle's men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track and field, men's and women's cross country, volleyball and men's golf teams.
McMillin graduated from Marist High School (Ill.) in 2004, before attending Marquette and serving as the president and captain of the Golden Eagles Rugby Football Club from 2005-2007.
In 2008, McMillin graduated with a bachelor's degree in exercise science with a concentration in strength and conditioning, while adding a psychology minor from Marquette. He then added a master's degree in exercise science from Nebraska-Omaha in 2010.
McMillin currently resides in Chicago, Ill.