USM Campus Director
Prior to being hired with FCA, Mitchell worked at WDAM-TV for 27 years, serving as sports director for 20 of those years. While at WDAM, the sports department was cited by the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters for excellence on 40 different occasions including Best Sportscast in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009.
The creator of the award-winning SportsJournal, Mitchell helped WDAM provide coverage for over 15,000 different sporting events during his tenure. A cheerleader for young people and a former recreational sports coach, Mitchell has hosted a retreat for leaders of his area's football teams every spring for over a decade. Beginning in 2012, Pinebelt FCA along with a number of community sponsors host a similar retreat for the female leaders of high school campuses in the Pine Belt. He attended North Forrest and Southern Miss, where he lettered every year in cross country, indoor and outdoor track. He was inshrined in the USM Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001. He and his wife Shelia are the parents of four boys. They are members of Grace Temple Church.