Multi-Area Director, Southeast MS
Prior to being hired with FCA in 2011, 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.
The creator of the award-winning SportsJournal, Mitchell helped provide coverage for over 15,000 different sporting events during his tenure. He was named Mississippi’s best sportscaster 8 of his last 10 years at WDAM.
A licensed and ordained minister, Mitchell has hosted an FCA sponsored retreat for leaders of his area's prep football teams every spring since 2004. Since 2012, FCA also hosts a similar retreat for prep female leaders in the Pine Belt Area. He leads a staff of 20 full-time, part-time and volunteer staff in Southeast Mississippi. His region includes over 130 middle and high schools, Southern Miss and William Carey Universities, and six community colleges which are Jones, Pearl River, MS Gulf Coast, Meridian, East MS and East Central.
In addition to leading the Southeast Mississippi Region for FCA, Mitchell serves as the lead pastor, chaplain, and character coach for the University of Southern Mississippi football team.
He attended North Forrest and Southern Miss, where he lettered every year in cross country, indoor, and outdoor track. He was enshrined 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.
Contact Mitchell: firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-270-4601