William Mitchell enters his first year as Menlo College Head Women's Wrestling Coach, bringing a wealth of experience on both the collegiate level and on the national stage into the position. Mitchell enters his Oaks tenure after most recently serving as the Director of Operations for the wrestling program at Lindenwood University in Bellville, IL, along with his role as Team Leader and Head Coach of Team Missouri Select (club team), and a coach on a variety of USA national wrestling teams. Mitchell was at the helm of the Southern Plains Team in Freestyle and Greco from 2008-09, spent time as an assistant coach for the Fargo National Tournament in Freestyle and Greco from 2009-10, and was most recently the Missouri Regional Greco Coach.
Mitchell has excelled in the coaching ranks, taking home a whole host of awards throughout his career. He was honored with the Missouri Wrestling Coaches Association Class 4 District 2 Coach of the Year Award in 2005, '06, '08, and '10. Mitchell also earned a USA Wrestling Copper Certification in 2003, a Bronze Certification in 2007, and a Silver Certification in 2008.
To accompany his extensive coaching background, Mitchell spent the past year as the Vice President of Operations for Custom Floors of St. Louis. From 2001-11 Mitchell took on many roles at Hazelwood West High School in Hazelwood, MO. He was a Business Management and Marketing Teacher throughout his time there, the head coach of the wrestling program from 2002-08, and was the founder of the junior Wild Cat Wrestling program as well.
Mitchell graduated from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO, earning a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Marketing, before earning his master's in School Administration. A native of the St. Louis area, Mitchell currently resides in San Jose.