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Daphne Mitchell Season 2024-25

Daphne Mitchell
Assistant Coach
(225) 578-6643
East Point, Ga.
Alma Mater
Georgia Tech (2008)

Daphne Mitchell is her third year as an assistant coach for LSU Women’s Basketball after working for head coach Kim Mulkey at Baylor. Mitchell coaches the post players, assists in scouting opponents works closely in LSU’s recruiting efforts.

Mitchell’s coaching experience was key in helping the Tigers win their first national championship in 2023. Working with the post players every day in practice, Mitchell helped develop a critical group for LSU’s championship whose play peaked both offensively and defensively throughout the NCAA Tournament.

Mitchell worked under Coach Mulkey for six seasons in Waco where she assisted in recruiting, film, social media, scouting and game preparation.

Prior to joining the staff at Baylor, Mitchell spent two seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Murray State. Before that, Mitchell was an assistant coach at Jacksonville and Tennessee Tech.

Daphne played collegiately at Georgia Tech. During her career with the Yellow Jackets which spanned from 2004-08, Mitchell played in 108 games. 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 volunteered at local elementary and middle schools and Habitat For Humanity.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in business management from Georgia Tech in 2008, the East Point, Ga. native traveled overseas and played on professional teams in Ecuador, Finland, Spain and Portugal.