Coach Bio

Michael Mitchell
College - Fresno State
Michael Mitchell joined the Sky on April 7, 2008, bringing 14 years of professional play in the post and three years as a coach. Mitchell was the second overall pick in the 1990 CBA Draft before taking his game overseas, where he played for the Gold Coast Rollers, Australian NBL (1991-1994); Brisbane Bullets, Australian NBL (1994-1996); North Melbourne Giants, Australian NBL (1996-1997); Rhondorf Dragons in Germany (1997-1999); and as a member of the Irish National Team (2000-2003). Mitchell played with Sky Head Coach Steve Key in Australia and Germany. Mitchell was an assistant basketball coach at the University of California, Riverside for two years, and most recently was the head coach for the Ramona High School boy’s basketball team. He played collegiate ball at Fresno State University (1985-88), where he was named 1986 PCAA Freshman of the Year and 1987 PCAA Second Team All Conference. Mitchell later attended Colorado State University (1988-1990) where he was named 1990 WAC MVP, 1990 WAC Newcomer of the Year, 1990 First Team All Conference and 1990 NABC All-Star Team. Mitchell holds a B.S. in kinesiology from Cal Baptist University in Riverside. He has a son, Donovan (11), and a daughter, Myca (9).