Christy Mitchell begins her seventh year as the women’s lacrosse coach at Walsh. She has pioneered the university's program guiding Walsh to over 35 wins with players from seven different states. Last season was Walsh's first in the G-MAC where the team showed true potential to be league championship contenders by setting a program record for wins with an 11-7 season and advancing to the conference semifinals, the second postseason appearance in program history.
Mitchell earned her bachelor of science in education (1-8) from Bowling Green State University (2000). In addition to her bachelor's degree she has obtained over 40 additional college credits. While in undergrad, she helped initiate the Club Team at Bowling Green, serving as a mentor and player.
Christy started her coaching career beginning the program at Sylvania High School (1998-2000) in 2000. While in Toledo, she helped begin the team at Ursuline High School as well. Christy was named the first ever head coach at Kent Roosevelt High School in 2001 and served there until taking the job at Walsh. Prior to Walsh University, Mitchell is responsible for initiating 6 Ohio high school teams and brings 18 years of head coaching experience to the Cavaliers.
Mitchell taught at Walls Elementary School (2002-2005) at the Kent City Schools.
Mitchell has coached the Team Ohio Lacrosse Club (2005-06) and the Ohio Premier Lacrosse Club (2006-08). She was a member of the Ohio All-American Selection Committee (2004-07) and helped select players for the Midwest National Lacrosse Team (2006-2010) and is currently a member of the IWLCA. As a high school coach, Mitchell had over 20 of her players move on to all college division levels. She has coached three All Americans, one of whom went on to play for the United States Women's Lacrosse developmental team.
Christy and her husband, Joshua, and their three children Lucas, Nathan, and Taylor Ruth, reside in Stow.