|Birth: ||Dec. 3, 1923|
|Death: ||Jul. 5, 2009|
College Football Coach. As head coach at the University of Kansas from 1958 to 1966, he guided the Jayhawks to victory in the 1961 Bluebonnet Bowl. This was the first bowl game win in the school's history. He attended Arkansas City High School and the University of Texas and Arkansas City Junior College, before his studies were interrupted while he served in the United States Military during World War II. Following the war, Mitchell played at the quarterback position with the University of Oklahoma. He achieved All-American status and was a member of the Sooners' team that won the Sugar Bowl in 1949. He was named MVP of the game. After graduation, he served as assistant coach at Tulsa and Texas Tech and head coach at Wichita State University and Arkansas. During his tenure at the University of Kansas, he coached future College Football Hall of Fame quarterback John Hadl and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers. After his coaching career, Mitchell was publisher of the Wellington Daily News of Kansas for twenty years. He died of cancer. (bio by: C.S.)
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Record added: Jul 08, 2009
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