Greg Mitchell
Greg Mitchell
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 616-395-7699
Email: mitchell@hope.edu
Year: Fifth
Previous College: 1989, Hope College, Bachelor's, Physical Education
Minor: Master's - Athletic Administration, Michigan State
YEAR  W L Pct. MIAA NCAA
2017-18 19 10 .656 First (tie) 1-1
2016-17 23 7 .767 First 2-1
2015-16 24 4 .857 First 1-1
2014-15 18 9 .667 Second ---
CAREER 84 30 .737   4-3

Greg Mitchell became the 11th head coach in the Flying Dutchmen’s storied history and an assistant professor of kinesiology at Hope College prior to the 2014-15 season.

Mitchell has deep ties to Hope basketball. The 1989 Hope graduate played four seasons of basketball for the Flying Dutchmen.

In four seasons, Mitchell has led the Flying Dutchmen to an 84-30 record, three Michigan Intercollegiate regular-season championships and three NCAA Division III Championships tournament appearances.

Mitchell earned his first win on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, with a 77-64 victory over Cornerstone during the first round of the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Tournament at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids.

The Flying Dutchmen gave Mitchell his first home win on Friday, Dec. 19 with a 121-73 victory against Pittsburgh-Greensburg in the first round of the Russ DeVette/Holland Sentinel Classic at DeVos Fieldhouse. Hope set records for most points in a game at DeVos Fieldhouse and most points in a second half by the Flying Dutchmen there.

Mitchell played at Hope on two MIAA championship teams (1986-87 and 1987-88) and three NCAA Division III Tournament qualifiers (1987-89). As a junior, Mitchell made his deepest run in the national tournament as the Flying Dutchmen reached the 1988 Great Lakes Regional final before falling in double overtime to eventual national champion Ohio Wesleyan 110-107.

Mitchell helped the Flying Dutchmen post a 74-27 overall record and a 40-8 mark in MIAA play during his four seasons as a player.

Mitchell still holds the Flying Dutchmen record for career 3-point shooting at 46.4 percent (116-of-250). He averaged a career-high 10.3 points per game his senior season in 1988-89.

Mitchell spent the past 25 years coaching varsity boys basketball at Laingsburg High School near Lansing, Michigan while teaching for Laingsburg and Okemos schools.

Mitchell compiled a 362-201 career record at Laingsburg, including a state runner-up finish during the 2012-13 season.

At Laingsburg, Mitchell coached Laingsburg to three Michigan High School Athletic Association regional championships, six district championships, and six conference championships.

Mitchell was named Coach of the Year seven times: twice in Class C By the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (2013 and 1997), once in Class C by the Associated Press Sports Editors of Michigan (2012), once in Class C by the Detroit News (2013) and three times by the Lansing State Journal (2013, 2012 and 1997).

Mitchell taught at Laingsburg for 22 years and Okemos for three.

Mitchell earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Hope. He also received a master’s degree in athletic administration from Michigan State University.

Mitchell and his wife, Dina Zurchauer (’88), have four children: daughters Aleah; Quincie and Jalynn, and son Bryson.