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Mitchell named NM State Offensive Line Coach

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LAS CRUCES, NM – Andrew Mitchell, who after an outstanding career as a coach stopped by two power five institutions, will act as offensive line coach for the NM State Football Team.

Like a number of other people on head coach Jerry Kill’s staff, Mitchell enrolled in Las Cruces, NM after a rush on staff at TCU. There, in 2021, Mitchell’s second assignment was in Fort Worth, Texas, in the role of an offensive analyst for the Horned Frogs. Mitchell helped the TCU claim a victory over a nationally rated enemy (# 12 Baylor on Nov. 6, 2021) en route to a 5-7 mark.

Mitchell returned to the Lone Star State after a three-year career in one of the country’s premier junior college programs. From February 2017 to December 2020, Mitchell held various positions at Snow College in Ephiram, Utah, particularly as head coach of the program in 2019 and 2020.

In addition to his role as head coach, Mitchell also held the title of Associate AD for Advancement and helped spearhead fundraising drives in the private sector and state level that resulted in the creation of a $ 7 million football facility and updated dressing room.

During the 2017 and 2018 seasons, Mitchell served as Snow College’s Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line and Tight Ends Coach. With him Calling Plays, the Badgers offense topped the junior college charts for scoring (50+ points per game) for each of those seasons.

Before returning to the place where he began his college career, Mitchell was Indiana State Offensive Line Coach (2016) and TCU Assistant Offensive Line Coach (January-June 2016). His first assignment at the TCU showed Mitchell, who acted as tight ends trainer for the Horned Frogs.

Two institutions – North Carolina (2014-16 season) and Houston (2013 season) – had Mitchell on their respective staffs as graduate assistants for both the offensive line and tight ends. For each of Mitchell’s seasons with the North Carolina team, the tar heels were among the top 20 teams in the country for total offense and yards per game. During his time in Houston, Mitchell helped the Cougars become one of the nation’s top 20 teams in terms of overall offensive as well.

A pre-eminent offensive lineman himself, Mitchell spent two seasons in Oklahoma State uniform (2008-10). His time in the Big 12 country came after a good junior college career at Snow College. It was there that Mitchell secured NJCAA First Team All-American Honors, JC Gridwire First Team All-American Laurels, All-Region and All-Conference Nicks while helping Snow College travel to the 2006 NJCAA national title bout.

After his career ended, Mitchell spent time either in the off-season or on the training roster of no less than three NFL clubs – the Cincinnati Bengals (2010-11), the Seattle Seahawks (2012), and the Jacksonville Jaguars (2012).

Mitchell earned his associate degree from Snow College in 2007 before earning his bachelor’s degree in journalism and broadcasting from Oklahoma State University in 2010.

For full coverage of NM State Football as the Aggies prepare for their first year under Coach Kill and his staff in 2022, visit NMStateSports.com – the official home of Aggie Athletics – and follow the Aggies on Facebook (NM State Football), Twitter (@NMStateFootball.). ) and Instagram (@NMStateFootball).

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