Carlene Mitchell was named as an Assistant Coach of the Chicago Sky. A 20-year veteran of the game, Mitchell joins Head Coach & General Manager Amber Stocks’ staff after most recently serving as the Head Coach at the University of California at Santa Barbara for four seasons.
“Coach Mitchell’s experience and knowledge will be a great addition to our team. She is passionate about the game and helping our players excel,” said Head Coach & General Manager Amber Stocks. “Through her detailed eye for scouting, Carlene will have a significant role in our game preparation.”
Mitchell has familiarity with the league after coaching nine players on current WNBA rosters, including the Sky’s own Cappie Pondexter and Betnijah Laney. Prior to UCSB, Mitchell spent 10 seasons at Rutgers University. Under the tutelage of Hall of Famer, C. Vivian Stringer, Mitchell helped direct the Scarlet Knights to NCAA berths in nine straight seasons. Rutgers enjoyed unparalleled success during her stay, reaching the Sweet 16 five times, the Elite Eight on three occasions and the Final Four and national title game in 2007. In addition to Rutgers, Mitchell served similar capacities at Oklahoma State, Western Illinois and University of Missouri at Kansas City.
“I am honored to join Amber and the entire Chicago Sky organization. Amber’s professionalism, attention to detail and energy will be a perfect fit to the foundation already in place,” Mitchell said. “I look forward to helping bring a WNBA championship to Chicago.”
The Sky opens the 2017 regular season against the Atlanta Dream on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Allstate Arena. Individual lower bowl tickets to see the team in action start as low as $18 and groups can save up to $9 per ticket. To learn more or to purchase tickets today, call 866.SKY.WNBA or visit CHICAGOSKY.NET.
View Carlene’s Bio here.