Jeff Mitchell, The Webb School varsity boys' basketball head coach and boys' and girls' golf head coach, received the District 4 Male Coach of the Year for the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. The recognition was part of the A.F. Bridges Awards presentations on Nov. 8. The awards are presented in "recognition of the ideals of ethics and integrity in the teaching and promotion of citizenship and sportsmanship." Head of School Ray Broadhead and Director of Athletics Scott Dorsett also attended the event.
"Jeff is one of nine male coaches in the state to receive this award this year," said Broadhead. "It's really a great honor for him and a great tribute for the work he has done with our students."
Dorsett added, "We are so lucky to have Coach Mitchell on staff coaching our boys' and girls' golf team as well as the boys' basketball team. Jeff has done a tremendous job building our athletic programs at Webb. His character, love for the game, and caring for his student-athletes is impeccable. Jeff definitely deserved being honored as male coach of the year for the A.F. Bridges Award given through the TSSAA."
Mitchell began his teaching and coaching career at Webb in the 2006-2007 school year. A member of the Webb math department faculty, he attended Hanover College in Hanover, Ind. Coach Mitchell and his family live in Wartrace, Tenn. His son attends Webb, and his daughter is a 2018 graduate.
The Webb School, a grade 6th through 12th independent day/boarding school in Bell Buckle, Tenn., was founded in 1870. The current enrollment of 322 students includes students from 19 different countries and 14 states.
Jeff Mitchell and Director of Athletics Scott Dorsett