Mark Mitchell has resigned from the Ohio State women’s basketball staff to pursue other opportunities, a source confirmed to The Dispatch on Tuesday.

Mitchell was on Kevin McGuff’s staff as an assistant coach for the last four seasons.

Mitchell is the father of Kelsey Mitchell, who ended her Ohio State career in March as the school’s all-time leading scorer and the No. 2 scorer in NCAA history. She is the school’s first four-time All-American and was selected by the Indiana Fever as the No. 2 overall pick in the WNBA draft last month.

Kelsey’s twin, Chelsea, spent the last few months of the season away from the team to focus on academics.

Before being hired by Ohio State, Mitchell spent 11 seasons as coach of the boys program at Taft High School in Cincinnati. Mitchell could not be reached for comment.

A job posting for an Ohio State women’s basketball assistant includes an application deadline of Sunday.

Two assistants, associate head coach Patrick Klein and assistant Carrie Banks, remain on staff.


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