Matthew Mitchell has been an assistant coach at Florida for the last two seasons and will remain a key member of the staff.
He joined the Gator program on June 21, 2000 and has been involved with all areas in the team's development, including being a primary recruiter of Florida's incoming 2002-03 freshmen class that was ranked among the nation's best.
Prior to his arrival in Gainesville, Mitchell was a graduate assistant coach with the University of Tennessee women's basketball program that reached the national championship game before losing to Connecticut.
Prior to his work with the Lady Vols, Mitchell spent one year in Yazoo City, Miss., as a coach and teacher at Manchester Academy. He taught American history, while walking the sidelines as head coach of the boys and girls basketball teams.
Mitchell's first experience as a head coach came in 1996, when he traveled to Lexington, Miss., to teach American history and coach at Central Holmes Academy.
During his two-year tenure he patrolled the sidelines of the boys and girls basketball teams, as well as the football, track and golf teams.
Mitchell entered the coaching ranks in 1995, as an assistant of the boys basketball team at Winston Academy, where he also graduated from high school in 1989. Mitchell attended Mississippi State University from 1993 to 1995, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing.
He has one daughter, Lacy Mitchell, who will be a seventh-grader this fall at Madison-Ridgeland Academy in Madison, Miss.
Mitchell, a native of Louisville, Miss., is the youngest of four sons born to John and Carol Mitchell.
Matthew Mitchell at a Glance
Date of Birth: December 16, 1970
Hometown: Louisville, Miss.
Education: Mississippi State Univ. (B.B.A. in Marketing, 1995)
- Assistant coach at Florida since June 21, 2000
- Extremely talented athlete
- Graduate assistant coach at Tennessee during the 1999-2000 season, when the Lady Vols reached the national championship game
- Has one daughter, Lacy