Greg MitchellAssistant Professor of Kinesiology Instruction and Head Men's Basketball Coach
Greg Mitchell joined the Hope College kinesiology faculty in 2014 after teaching at the high school level for 25 years, split between teaching English and physical education. He leverages this extensive experience in his work with Hope students who are planning to enter the education profession, and takes great joy in building relationships with students and helping them along their journey at Hope.
Professor Mitchell teaches Basic Methods of Teaching Physical Education and the workout portion of two additional courses — Health Dynamics, and Conditioning & Weight Training.
He also is head coach of the men’s basketball team. He oversees the entire program, recruits outstanding potential student/athletes and handles daily responsibilities that uphold and build on Hope’s rich championship tradition.
- M.A., athletic administration, Michigan State University, 1999
- B.A., physical education, Hope College, 1989
Outside the college
Professor Mitchell is married to Dina Zurchauer ’88 Mitchell. They have four children, Aleah ’17, Quincie ’18, Jalynn ’19 and Bryson. When not teaching and coaching, he enjoys family gatherings, spending time at the beach, attending Hope sporting events and engaging in various fitness activities. He also has a great appreciation for live music. The Mitchells attend Engedi Church in Holland, and really identify with the welcoming environment and upbeat energy of the worship services there.
He finds great meaning in serving as a mentor to students on campus and feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel with 13 Hope student athletes and three other Hope leaders on a mission trip to Ghana in 2018 through the college’s SEED program (Sports Evangelism to Equip Disciples).