Nov. 9, 2010
“I am excited to have Janie Mitchell join our women’s basketball staff,” Joseph said. “As a student-athlete at Georgia Tech, Janie helped build our program into a national contender. The same qualities that made her an All-ACC player will also make her a tremendous asset to our team and staff. Janie was a fearless competitor and a tireless worker. I am very proud of her growth as a coach and welcome her back to the program she helped build with open arms.”
In her role at Tech, Mitchell will oversee and coordinate day-to-day recruiting operations and summer camps, develop the Yellow Jackets community relations and outreach program and assist Joseph with daily practice operations and implementation.
“I am extremely excited and grateful to be back at Tech,” Mitchell said. “This is a program that has changed my life and has been great to me. I hope that I can give back in any way that I can. Coach Joseph and I share very similar beliefs, and her passion for the student-athletes and the game inspire me every day.”
Prior to her return to the Flats, Mitchell spent over one season with Southern Polytechnic women’s basketball as an assistant coach. She helped guide the Lady Hornets to the best season in program history, finishing the 2009-10 campaign with a 30-5 record, the conference tournament title and their first NAIA National Tournament berth. Mitchell also helped develop All-American post player Marisa Statler.
Mitchell’s responsibilities at SPSU included, but were not limited to, recruiting coordinator, academic coordinator, team travel, video exchange, public relations, and director of camps along with her on the floor coaching. Mitchell came to Southern Poly from Jackson State University where she spent one season as a graduate assistant coach.
Prior to Jackson State, Mitchell played one season professionally in Rousse, Bulgaria, for Dunav Econt. She was the first American female athlete to play basketball in Rousse.
Mitchell was a three year captain for the Yellow Jackets and still currently ranks seventh in career points, 1,422, and ninth in career rebounds, 704. She was named All-ACC honorable mention in 2007 and third team All-ACC in 2008. The Atlanta Tip-Off Club named her the Georgia Player of the Year in 2008.
Mitchell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Georgia Tech in 2008.
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