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Matthew Mitchell

Title Women's Head coach
College Kentucky
Sport Basketball
Team record 25-6
Born December 16, 1970 (1970-12-16) (age 39)
Place of birth United States Louisville, Mississippi
Career highlights
Overall 88-67 (.568)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Winston Acad. (MS) (asst.)
Central Holmes Acad. (MS)
Manchester Academy (MS)

Matthew LaMont Mitchell (born December 16, 1970 in Louisville, Mississippi) is the current head coach for the University of Kentucky Kentucky Wildcats women's basketball team, also known as "UK Hoops".[1]



Mitchell became the head coach of UK on April 23, 2007, succeeding former UK coach Mickie DeMoss.[1] Prior to becoming the coach at Kentucky, Mitchell spent two years as the head coach at Morehead State.[1] Mitchell started his coaching career as graduate assistant under Pat Summitt at Tennessee, and he also spent time as an assistant coach at Florida and Kentucky before becoming a head coach.[1]

Following the 2009-10 season, Mitchell was named the SEC Coach of the Year.[2] In addition to Mitchell's recognition, Victoria Dunlap was named the SEC Player of the Year and A'dia Mathies was named the SEC Freshman of the Year. The Wildcats joined the unbeaten national champion 1998 Tennessee squad as the only teams in SEC women's basketball history to sweep the major post-season awards.[2]

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Morehead State (Ohio Valley Conference) (2005–2007)
2005-2006 Morehead State 16-13 11-9 4 None
2006-2007 Morehead State 14-16 13-7 4 None
Morehead State: 30-29 24-16
Kentucky Wildcats (Southeastern Conference) (2007–present)
2007-2008 Kentucky Wildcats 17-16 8-6 5 WNIT Quarterfinals
2008–09 Kentucky Wildcats 16-16 5-9 10 WNIT Second Round
2009–10 Kentucky Wildcats 25-7 11-5 2 TBA
Kentucky Wildcats: 58-39 24-20
Total: 88-67

      National Champion         Conference Regular Season Champion         Conference Tournament Champion
      Conference Regular Season & Conference Tournament Champion       Conference Division Champion


Mitchell attended Mississippi State University from 1993-95, where he received a bachelor of science degree in marketing.

He is married to the former Jenna Ramsey, and he has one daughter, Lacy.[1]

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