Khalilah Mitchell

Khalilah Mitchell

Assistant Coach


UCF Women's Basketball to Host Exhibition Friday

The Knights will face Lynn at 7 p.m. in their only preseason challenge of the year.


Moving On Up

Hard work and years of climbing the ladder helped prepare Khalilah Mitchell for her first coaching role with UCF.


Mitchell Promoted to UCF Women's Basketball Assistant Coach

Khalilah Mitchell will begin her fourth season with the team in 2012-13.


UCF Student-Athletes Give Back at Field Day

Football, women's soccer and women's basketball players volunteered at the UCF Creative School for Children


UCF Game Notes - Tulane 1/8

Knights and Green Wave meet for first time since 2011 C-USA Title game.

Khalilah Mitchell was promoted to assistant coach in May 2012 after a year spent serving as the director of program development and her third as a member of the UCF women's basketball program. She will begin her fifth year with the program in 2013-14.

Mitchell's first year as a member of the coaching staff in 2012-13 was a memorable one. In the Knights' final season as a member of Conference USA in 2012-13, she helped lead the program on a magical run through the conference tournament. UCF advanced to its third title game in five years thanks to victories over Houston, regular season champion and No. 1 seed SMU and defending tournament champion UTEP.

Throughout the year, UCF ended an 0-44 streak against SEC opponents with a win over Mississippi State, snapped the nation's ninth-longest home-win streak at Florida Gulf Coast and saw Briahanna Jackson earn C-USA Freshman of the Year honors after breaking the school record for steals in a single season.

Mitchell worked with the team as a graduate assistant from 2009-11 while completing a master's degree in sports leadership and coaching. Helping prepare video footage for scouting purposes, Mitchell served as a valued asset to the coaching staff in her first two years before being elevated to her current position.

In her second season with the Knights, Mitchell was part of a program that won 11 straight games, including three in the C-USA Championship to claim its second league title, automatically qualifying for the NCAA Tournament.

Mitchell spent five seasons at LSU from 2003 to 2008 as a member of the women's basketball team. She is just one of two players (men or women) to be a part of five NCAA Final Four Teams, joining her teammate at LSU, Marian Whitfield. Mitchell was named to the 2005 All-SEC Academic Team as well as a member of the 2004 Freshmen Academic All-SEC team. She graduated from LSU with a bachelor's dgree in interdisciplinary studies in 2007.

A native of New Orleans, La., Mitchell is one of seven children in her family. She averaged 18.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.2 steals per game as a senior at St. Mary's under coach Keith Haywood. For her efforts she was named first-team all-state and participated in the Louisiana High School All-Star Game.

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