Daphne Mitchell joined the Lady Bear basketball staff in July as the Director of Basketball Operations where she will assist in the areas of recruiting, video, social media and game preparation.
Mitchell, a 2008 Georgia Tech graduate, comes to Baylor after spending two years as an assistant coach at Murray State. She also spent time as an assistant coach at Jacksonville and also at Tennessee Tech where she coached under current Baylor assistant coach Sytia Messer.
The East Point, Ga., native played at Georgia Tech while Messer coached there, appearing in 108 career games from 2004-08. In 2006, Mitchell was honored by the ACC with a Top Six for Service award for her work in the Atlanta community where she worked with the Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Fight Against Breast Cancer, Hosea’s Feed the Hungry program and also volunteered at local elementary and middle schools and Habitat For Humanity.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree in business management from Georgia Tech, Mitchell traveled overseas and played on professional teams in Ecuador, Finland, Spain and Portugal.
“I feel extremely blessed that Coach Mulkey has given me the opportunity to be part of a first class program here at Baylor University. The chance to work with a phenomenal staff and some of the most extraordinary student-athletes I've had the opportunity to meet will be an invaluable experience. I look forward to contributing to the winning tradition here at Baylor University,” said Mitchell.
“I am pleased to welcome Daphne Mitchell to our staff. Her experience and expertise will be a benefit our program,” said Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey.
Mitchell replaces Edsel Hamilton who was named head women’s coach at East Texas Baptist University.