Daphne Mitchell is entering her first year as an assistant coach for LSU Women’s Basketball after working for head coach Kim Mulkey at Baylor. Mitchell will coach the post players, assist in scouting opponents and will work closely in LSU’s recruiting efforts.
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.