2007-08 Men's Rowing
Jim Mitchell
Jim Mitchell
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Rosters: 2008-09 Men's Rowing
2007-08 Men's Rowing
Jim Mitchell, who has accumulated more than 16 years of coaching experience, enters his seventh year as the director of rowing and head men’s rowing coach at JU. In the first five years with the program, he has also served as head coach of the JU women’s program before expanding the staff prior to the 2007-08 season.

A catalyst for the resurgence of Dolphin rowing, Mitchell has led the program to a higher level of success each season while also seeing the completion of the new state of the art Negaard Rowing Center on the banks of the St. Johns River in 2008.

Along with one of the top facilities in the nation, Mitchell has increased exposure for the program in the each of the last six seasons. With the men’s program, he has directed the squad to three consecutive Florida State Championships (FIRA) and multiple medals in the Southern Championships (SIRA). At Dad Vails, the men’s eights are consistently making the grand finals, with the Junior Varsity 8 earning a silver medal in 2009.

Prior to JU, Mitchell spent the 2002-03 season as the assistant women's rowing coach at West Virginia. While with the program, he helped the Mountaineers win the San Diego Crew Classic, the Knecht Cup, SIRA’s and also earn medals at the Big East Championships and Dad Vails. Due to their success, Mitchell was named the Mid-Atlantic Regional Assistant "Coach of the Year" and was one of five finalists for National Assistant "Coach of the Year." Before his move to WVU, Mitchell was the head men's rowing coach at Miami from 1998-2002 and the head rowing coach for the Atlanta Junior Rowing Association from 1994-1998.

As a student-athlete, Mitchell was a rower and a member of the Top 20 wresting program at Tennessee-Chattanooga. He earned the Senior Rower Award while with the Mocs rowing program. He received his bachelor's degree in business management from Tennessee-Chattanooga in 1992 and went on to earn his master's in special education from Georgia State in 2001.

Along with his duties as coach and director with the Dolphin rowing programs, Mitchell is currently the head coach of the Brooks Adaptive Rowing Program at JU and is currently a member of the board of directors for the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association.