Alex Mitchell is in his first year as a strength and conditioning coach at West Virginia, working with the Mountaineer football program.
Mitchell came to West Virginia after serving as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant coach at Ohio University for the past two years. He assisted with the year- round speed and strength and conditioning program for the football program, and worked with the offensive and defensive linemen on developing their hand placement and fighting technique.
He also implemented and oversaw the strength and conditioning programs for the swimming and diving, men’s and women’s golf, cheerleading and club ice hockey teams. He assisted with the implementation of the strength and conditioning plans for the wrestling, field hockey, women’s basketball and women’s soccer teams.
Mitchell served as a student assistant coach and intern with the Ohio football program for a semester before becoming a graduate assistant. He assisted the offensive line coach with position techniques and schemes, assisted with program operations and with the implementation of the football strength and conditioning program.
Mitchell, a certified National Strength Coaches’ Association strength and conditioning coach, graduated from Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in communications in 2012 and earned his master’s degree in recreation and sport science in 2014. He was a two-year letterman on the offensive line for coach Frank Solich at OU, helping lead the Bobcats to two straight bowl appearances. Prior to OU, he played for
coach Dave Hoover at Victory Valley College in southern California.