Degrees and Certifications:
William "Chris" Mitchell
Assistant Director of Athletics
Area of Responsibility: Baseball, Golf, Tennis, Team Tennis, Travel
Years of Experience: 20
Collegiate Alma Mater:
University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, B.S. General Studies/Physical Education
Texas A&M University-Commerce, M.Ed., Education Administration
William "Chris" Mitchell has been named an assistant athletic director in the Dallas ISD Department of Athletics, Silvia Salinas, the district’s executive director of athletics, announced Wednesday.
Mitchell joins the department from South Oak Cliff High School, where he served as the head track & field coach and was integral in football team operations during the school’s 2021 state championship. He also was the school’s AVID coordinator.
Mitchell will be the department administrator for baseball, golf, tennis, and team tennis and will oversee and manage travel advances and reimbursement processes for all athletics programs.
No stranger to Dallas ISD having graduated from Skyline in 1998, Mitchell began his teaching and coaching career at his high school alma mater in 2002. He initially was an assistant track & field coach. He became an assistant football coach in 2004 and guided team operations until he left for South Oak Cliff in 2021.
From 2008-2018, he coached the girls’ track & field team, leading the Raiders to state championships in 2004 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Skyline was the state runner up in 2003 and 2007. The Dallas Morning News named Mitchell the Girls’ Track & Field Coach of the Year in 2010, the same year he earned coach of the year honors from the National High School Track Federation. In 2011, he was the Texas UIL Girls’ Track & Field Coach of the Year.
Mitchell coached the girls’ track & field team at Skyline until 2018, when he began coaching the boys’ track & field team. He is a member of the Texas High School Coaches Association and the Texas Girls’ Coaches Association.
A two-sport athlete at Skyline in football and track & field, Mitchell earned a track & field scholarship to the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 2002. He added a master’s of education degree in administration from Texas A&M University – Commerce in 2015.
Mitchell and Syreeta, his wife of 13 years, have two daughters, Madisyn (11) and Jacsyn (7).
Mitchell will begin his role with Dallas ISD Athletics on October 5.