#First44 Day 8: New Look Mean Green
Mitchell Gives Early Update On Team Progress
Mitchell was named head coach of the North Texas women's basketball team on April 9, 2015. Between moving back to Denton, getting to know the team and beginning to operate the Mean Green program, Mitchell will be very busy early on in her tenure. We want to give fans an in-depth look at her #First44 days on the job in the form of a 44-part series that will run from April 10-May 23.
One week after being named the head coach, Jalie Mitchell has already started to institute some of her style into the existing Mean Green players on the roster. She began by sitting down with each player individually to discuss her vision for the program.
"My first week with the team was a busy, yet fulfilling one," she said. "I wanted to explain some of the changes I felt we could make immediately in order to start changing the culture here and get the program headed in the right direction."
Mitchell also held workouts this week and will have them for the rest of the month so that the team can start learning her coaching style. So far, she says the players have all been very receptive to her pushing them past their limits.
"Eventually I want them to enjoy the positive results a lot of hard work can bring," she continued. "My time with them has been encouraging and I'm excited about what we can do with the focus, pride and intensity they are showing."