Derrick Mitchell enters into his first season as the head menís basketball coach at Voorhees College. Mitchell was appointed to the position in July of 2014
Prior to coming to Voorhees, Mitchell served as
assistant coach of the womenís basketball team at Division II Southern
Arkansas University. While at Southern Arkansas University (SAU), he
assisted the team in reaching the conference tournament
for the first time since 2006-2007 season. Just a year removed from a
0-25 season, with Mitchellís assistance, the team won more games (12)
than the previous three seasons combined.
Before his appointment at SAU, Mitchell was a middle school coach at R.B. Hudson High School in Selma, Ala. While there, Mitchell had a record of 25-2 in two seasons as well as winning two championships.
Mitchell also previously served as assistant coach at
Wallace Community College in Selma, Ala. In that role, he served as
recruiting coordinator and worked specifically with the team guards.
While at WCCS, under the tutelage of Head coach
Antoinette Blevins, Mitchell was able to help them capture two back to
back conference championships, as well as send (5) five young ladies to
division I colleges.
Mitchell earned a bachelorís degree in economics from Tougaloo College in 2002. He later received a masterís degree in coaching and sports studies from the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala. in 2009. He is engaged to QuShawanda Fields of Flint, Mich.