Jim Mitchell

Mitchell, a veteran of Division I lacrosse who has coached some of the top offenses in the country, is in his 1st year as the offensive coordinator at Princeton

Mitchell spent last season as the head coach at Bellarmine, where he improved the Knights' offense by 2.5 goals per game from the year before and saw his team have a dramatic improvement as the year went on. Bellarmine began the year 0-8 before winning three of the final five, and the team went from 8.75 goals per game for the first eight to 13.0 per game for the last five.

Before his year in Kentucky, Mitchell spent four years as the coordinator of the high-powered offense at Rutgers, helping the Scarlet Knights to a No. 1 national ranking for the first time in program history. The team reached the top 25 in scoring offense each of his four years.

Mitchell had his first stop at Bellarmine before his time at Rutgers, as he spent two years as the defensive coordinator for the Knights. Bellarmine ranked in the top 15 in scoring defense in both of those seasons.

Mitchell is a 2006 graduate of St. Mary's College in Maryland, where he earned a degree in psychology and played midfield and served as team captain. He began his coaching career at Goucher College, where he coached the defense and earned a master's degree in education, with a focus in athletic administration.

From there he spent two years at Roanoke, the alma mater of Madalon, and then the 2011 season at Duke, where he helped the Blue Devils to the NCAA Final Four.

The offense that Mitchell will coach in 2020 features Princeton's all-time leading scorer Michael Sowers, a 2019 Tewaaraton Award finalist, as well as the team's second-leading scorer last year, Chris Brown and, senior two-year starter Phillip Robertson and six other offensive players who started at least one game a year ago. Princeton ranked 11th in Division I in scoring offense in 2019 with just under 14 goals per game.

Mitchell and his wife Eileen, a St. Mary's grad who works for NASA, are the parents of a one-year-old daughter named Lila.