Bellarmine Hires Jim Mitchell as Head Coach

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Bellarmine has announced that former Rutgers assistant has been hired as their new head men’s lacrosse coach. 

Mitchell, who according to a source was their lead candidate all along, has spent the past four years as an assistant at Rutgers where he was in charge of the offense and recruiting. 

Mitchell comes to Bellarmine after the Knights went 4-9 and missed the SoCon Tournament in 2018. That resulted in the firing of Mitchell's predecessor Kevin Burns

This is not Mitchell’s first time at Bellarmine as he was an assistant for the Knights during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. 

Bellarmine Athletic Director Scott Wiegandt said "Jim's incredible passion, energy and enthusiasm for Bellarmine are clearly evident and make him an outstanding choice as the next Knights head coach. He is knowledgeable about the Bellarmine program and respectful of the program's history and is confident he can take it to the next level."

Jim Mitchell said in a press release "I am both honored and deeply grateful for the opportunity to represent Bellarmine University as the head men's lacrosse coach. I would like to thank Dr. Susan Donovan, Scott Wiegandt and the entire search committee for this chance to be a part of something truly special. I would also like to thank my family, Rutgers Head Coach Brian Brecht and countless others for their unwavering support throughout my career."