• Bill Raines

Mitchell Hires New Varsity Football Coach Kevin Kling

MTICHELL - (February 14, 2022) - The Mitchell Community School Board approved the hiring of Kevin Kling as Mitchell High School Varsity Football Coach.

Mitchell Community School Board Kevin Kling - Coach King with his new team this evening

Mitchell Athletic Director Amos Wegner explained the process in hiring the coach. The first stage of the process was an informal group setting in the library that lasted approximately one hour. The students took the applicants throughout the high school introducing them to the facilities and classrooms.


The second stage was a 1 on 1 interview, with Dr. Comer also in the room interacting and asking questions. Athletic Director Wegner then taking the coach with a more detailed look at the facilities, and classrooms while classes were going on.

There was a total of 37 applicants that applied for the position and there were 17 in the first round, and 4 remaining in the second round of selection.

Mitchell Community School board approved a three -year contract.

" My family and I are very excited about getting up here. Kling has been married for 20 years and have two boys. One of his boys is a senior, and we let him make the decision because it was his senior year," said Coach Kling.

" We appreciate this, and ready to come up here and work with the community," Kling concluded.

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In other personnel matters:


  • Jean Sowders - PBL & Novus Lab Coordinator - effective January 28, 2022

  • Chris Bowles - Mitchell Junior High School Secretary - effective March 6, 2022


  • Libby Jarrett - Speech/Language Pathology Assistant effective February 14, 2022

  • Shane Collingsworth - Hatfield Elementary Night Shift Class B Maintenance - effective January 31, 2022

  • Dianna Randolph - Mitchell Community School Transportation Afternoon Supervisor - effective February 14, 2022

Extra- Curricular

  • Kevin Kling - Varsity Football Coach - 2021 -2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024 school years

  • Shelby Cole - Assistant Junior Class Sponsor - 1st Assistant Basketball concessions

  • Whitney Reed - Robotics Coach - 2021 -2022

  • Crystal Miller - Junior High Track - Boys - 2021 - 2022

  • Hannah Courtright - Junior High Track - Girls - 2021-2022

  • JR Courtright - Asst. Junior High Track - 2021 -2022

  • Ethan Pridemore - 8th grade Baseball Coach - 2021 -2022


  • Darek Graves from Hatfield Elementary Night Shift Class B Maintenance to Burris Elementary Class B Maintenance

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