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Matthew Mitchell - Wired Coffee Chat


Coaches in UK Athletics aren’t only committed to their team’s success.

This was on display recently when women’s basketball head coach, Matthew Mitchell, shared some of his life lessons and wisdom with A&S Wired students during a weekly Coffee Chat.

Coach Mitchell discussed his life as a high school history teacher prior to his collegiate coaching career. He began as the leader of a classroom and soon became the leader of a winning, Division 1 basketball team.

He stressed the importance of having character, and he challenged students to develop character that pushes their efforts, and will move them to focus on their passions rather than financial success. He also stressed honesty, hard work, discipline, and principle as winning tools that he uses on and off the court.

Located in Keeneland Hall, A&S Wired provides students with a dynamic skill set that will instill social responsibility and prepare them to excel in scholarship, research and service. For more information on A&S Wired, visit

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