Video: Longtime football coach Jimmy Mitchell dies
May 16, 2018
Thu, 17 May 2018 03:28:20 +0000Longtime football coach Jimmy Mitchell diesMay 16, 2018http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12451/7358639?cpt=8&wpid=2637WTVA ABC Tupelo, MSarea high school football coach jimmy mitchell has died at the age of 68. mitchell is perhaps best known for histime at corinth, where he was head coach for fourteenyears before retiring after the2011 season. mitchell was also a head coach at pontotoc and itawamba ahs, and was an assistant at tupelo. wtva's andy lee talked with some area coaches tonighton mitchell's passing. richard russo: 'his legacy is much more than wins and losses, it's about the young men that he impacted, and the community that he impacted.' ron price: 'the biggest thing i'll remember about coach mitchell is that he was always an entertainer. he was always telling jokes, trying to make you laugh.' pat byrd: 'i can remember my first year when he was at tupelo with coach black. he met me, knew my name and from that point on never forgot it, and as a twenty-year-old, that sticks in your mind. he treated everyone like they had value, even a young, dumb first-year head coach and it's obvious that his players loved him.'