Mitchell replaces Ben Howell, who recently stepped down as coach. Howell will remain as the school’s agriculture teacher.
Mitchell comes to HHS from Belmont University, where he was an assistant baseball coach for the Bruins.
A graduate of Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, he earned his associate’s degree at Motlow State Community College and bachelor’s degree at Belmont University.
He played baseball at both Motlow State and Belmont, where he helped the Bruins win back-to-back Atlantic Sun conference championships in 2011 and 2012.
At Motlow State, he was named the 2010 Tennessee Junior College Athletic Association’s Conference Player of the Year. At Belmont, he earned many awards, including being named to the Atlantic Sun All-Tournament Team in both 2011 and 2012.
After his successful collegiate career, Mitchell played four seasons in the Baseball Leagues ranks. He played for the Wichita Wignuts, Gary SouthShore RailCats and the Florence Freedom.
He began his coaching career in 2017 as the hitting coach and defensive coach for the Florence Freedom.