Christy Mitchell, Head Coach
Head Coach Christy Mitchell
Walsh University Director of Athletics Dale Howard has announced that Christy D. Mitchell has been hired to direct the women’s lacrosse program. Walsh is a member of NCAA ll (candidacy year two) and the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). The program, in its first year as a varsity sport, will begin play in the GLIAC this spring.
“We believe that in Christy Mitchell, we have found the perfect person to jump-start our women’s lacrosse program," exclaimed Howard. "She is a woman of great enthusiasm and passion and her personal values are a great match with Walsh University’s Mission and Goals, namely to educate the entire student-athlete: mind, body and spirit. Her experience developing new women’s lacrosse programs at the high school level, coupled with her numerous contacts in the lacrosse world will be invaluable assets as she develops the Walsh University Women’s Lacrosse program during this, our inaugural season.”
“I am so excited to be a part of the Walsh University Coaching Staff,” exclaimed Mitchell. “Starting this program will be an exciting journey, and I have no doubt that the women’s lacrosse program will quickly flourish.”
Mitchell earned her bachelor of science in education (1-8) from Bowling Green State University (2000). She helped initiate the Club Team at Bowling Green, serving as a mentor and player.
Christy started her coaching career at Sylvania High School (1998-2000) in 2000. She was named head coach at Kent Roosevelt High School in 2001 and served there until taking the job at Walsh. She brings 15 years of head coaching experience to the Cavaliers.
Mitchell taught at Walls Elementary School (2002-2004) and at the Kent City Schools.
Mitchell has coached the Team Ohio Lacrosse Club (2005-06) and the Ohio Premier Lacrosse Club (2006-08). She was a member of the Ohio All-American Selection Committee (2004-07) and helped select players for the Midwest National Lacrosse Team (2006-2010). Mitchell has had over 15 of her players move on to all college division levels. She has coached three All Americans, one of whom went on to play for the United States Women's Lacrosse developmental team.
Christy and her husband, Joshua, and their three children, Lucas (7), Nathan (4) and Taylor (1), reside in Stow.