Jack Mitchell (American football)
December 3, 1923|
Arkansas City, Kansas
|Died||July 5, 2009
Sun City, Arizona
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Blackwell HS (OK)
Texas Tech (assistant)
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
|Accomplishments and honors|
1 Missouri Valley (1954)
1 Big Eight (1960)
Jack Churchill Mitchell (December 3, 1923 – July 5, 2009) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Wichita, now Wichita State University, (1953–1954), the University of Arkansas (1955–1957), and the University of Kansas (1958–1966), compiling a career college football record of 72–61–7. Mitchell played football at the University of Oklahoma as a quarterback from 1946 to 1948. He was named an All-American in 1948.
Mitchell was the 21st head college football coach for the University of Wichita (now Wichita State University) located in Wichita, Kansas and he held that position for two seasons, from 1953 until 1954. His overall coaching record at Wichita was 13 wins, 5 losses, and 1 ties. This ranks him 11th at Wichita State in terms of total wins and fourth at Wichita State in terms of winning percentage
From 1954 to 1957, he was the head football coach at Arkansas, where he compiled a 17–12–1 record.
Mitchell was the 28th head football coach for the University of Kansas Jayhawks located in Lawrence, Kansas and he held that position for nine seasons, from 1958 until 1966. His overall coaching record at Kansas was 42 wins, 44 losses, and 5 ties. This ranks him fourth at Kansas in terms of total wins and 20th at Kansas in terms of winning percentage.
Head coaching record
|Wichita Shockers (Missouri Valley Conference) (1953–1954)|
|Arkansas Razorbacks (Southwest Conference) (1955–1957)|
|Kansas Jayhawks (Big Seven/Big Eight Conference) (1958–1966)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.