#First44 Day 23: The Speed of Green
Mitchell Wins Drag Race Series at SpeedZone
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.
To mark the end of spring workouts, the North Texas women's basketball team had some more friendly competition off the court. After bowling on Friday, the Mean Green went drag racing on Saturday, with head coach Jalie Mitchell showing off her skills behind the wheel during team outing.
"This was a wonderful opportunity for the team and staff to get together, enjoy each other's company and get to know each other better off the basketball court," she said. "Each player will depart after finals and go home before the first summer session, but it was nice to have a team bonding opportunitybefore they have to leave campus."
The event took place at SpeedZone in Dallas, and Mitchell dominated the Top Eliminator Dragster race, winning a best out of three series against the team. Maybe there will be a NASCARinvitation in the future for the new head coach, who clearly hasthe natural ability to get down the racetrack.