Matt Mitchell joined the Westminster College athletic staff as men's head basketball coach and golf coach in 1998. In 2005, Mitchell relinquished his golf coaching duties to assume additional responsibilities as director of athletics, and in 2016, he assumed the role of senior director of athletic advancement.
Mitchell holds a 281-262 record during his 21 years as the head men's basketball coach. Mitchell earned the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors in 2008-09 and split the honors in 2009-10 with MacMurray's coach and in 2012-13 with Spalding's coach.
Mitchell has led the Blue Jays to three NCAA Division III Tournaments (2010, 2012, 2016), ten SLIAC Tournaments, three SLIAC Tournament titles, and three SLIAC regular season titles.
Prior to his appointment at Westminster, Mitchell held assistant coaching positions at Millsaps College, Western Illinois, Rhodes College and Belmont Abbey College.
Mitchell is a Missourian, having grown up in Lexington, Missouri. He played collegiate basketball at Valparaiso University before transferring to the University of Arkansas. He played for Eddie Sutton and Nolan Richardson at Arkansas. He received his undergraduate degree in education from Arkansas in 1987 and then completed a graduate degree in recreation and park administration from Western Illinois University in 1990.
Mitchell and his wife, Venita, live in Fulton with their two children, Bailey and Kalin.
Milestone Wins At Westminster
1st Career Win: nt. U. of the Ozarks, W 77-75, Nov. 20, 1998.
25th Career Win: at Messenger, W 92-60, Jan. 25, 2001.
50th Career Win: at MacMurray, W 96-76, Feb. 5, 2003.
100th Career Win: vs. Maryville, W 82-61, Dec. 5, 2007.
150th Career Win: at Greenville, W 81-75 (ot), Feb. 6, 2010.
200th Career Win: vs. Blackburn, W 82-54, Jan. 19, 2013.
250th Career Win: vs. Principia, W 67-51, Jan. 17, 2017.