Bellarmine head coach Jim Mitchell has stepped down from his position after just one season at the helm of the Knights. Mitchell was hired last summer after former head coach Kevin Burns was fired near the end of the season.
During Mitchell’s first season at the helm of the Knights he led them to a 3-10 overall record while going 3-4 in the SoCon.
Mitchell came to Bellarmine from Rutgers where he was an assistant from 2014-2018. Mitchell worked as an assistant at Bellarmine prior to his time at Rutgers.
According to a source, Mitchell stepped down because his vision did not line up with that of the athletic departments. Also, assistant coaches Kyle Bernlohr and Steve Soriano want to stay on staff and the university will likely try their best to retain them.
Multiple sources have told Lacrosse Bucket that the athletic department at Bellarmine already has a number of exciting candidates lined up.
Bellarmine joins Marquette, Hampton, Stony Brook, and Harvard as current DI head coach openings.