Ron Mitchell (coach)

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For a Coppin State basketball coach of the same name, see Fang Mitchell.
Ron Mitchell
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1938-09-29) September 29, 1938 (age 78)
Alma mater Kentucky State University
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1968–? Boston University (freshmen)
1982 Kentucky State (interim HC)
1985 Alabama State (interim HC)
Men's basketball
1968–? Boston University (freshmen)
1971–1974 Boston University
1974–1976 Grinnell
1981–1982 Kentucky State
Women's basketball
1980–1981 Kentucky State (interim HC)
1986–1998 Alabama State
Head coaching record
Overall 3–13 (football)
53–88 (men's basketball)

Ron Mitchell (born September 29, 1938) is a former American football and basketball coach. He served as the head men's basketball coach at Boston University from 1971 to 1974, at Grinnell College from 1974 to 1976, and at Kentucky State University for one season in 1981–82. Mitchell was the interim head women's basketball coach at Kentucky State in 1980–1981 and the head women's basketball coach at Alabama State University from 1986 to 1998. He was also the interim head football coach at Kentucky State for the final five games on the 1982 seasons and the interim head football coach at Alabama State for the 1985 season.[1]

Mitchell became the first African American appointed to a full-time athletics position at Boston University when we was hired as an assistant football and basketball coach in 1968.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Kentucky State Thorobreds (NCAA Division II independent) (1982)
1982 Kentucky State 0–5[n 1]
Kentucky State: 0–5
Alabama State Hornets (Southwestern Athletic Conference) (1985)
1985 Alabama State 3–8 2–5 6th
Alabama State: 3–8 2–5
Total: 3–13


  1. ^ LeRoy Smith resigned on October 19. Mitchell served as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.[3]


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