#First44 Day 25: Mean Green Family Matters
Mitchell Gets Visit From MBB Alumni Tramiel
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.
While at her office on Monday, Jalie Mitchell was surprised by Eric Tramiel, a former North Texas men's basketball player who was a part of the 2010 NCAA Tournament team. After averaging 12 points and six rebounds in both seasons with the Mean Green, Tramiel went on to play professionally, including most recently in Colombia. He was in Denton to meet with an advisor about getting his master's degree and stopped by to congratulate Mitchell and wish her good luck.
This has not been a rare occurrence for Mitchell, who has received incredible support from fellow North Texas alumni since she was hired as head coach. These folks have truly shown what the Mean Green Family is all about.
"I've had an outpour of support from alumni in the form of phone calls, emails, office visits, text messages and social media posts," she said. "It feels good to have those that bleed green get behind me and offer their assistance to help our program be successful. I'm forever grateful for this opportunity and my plan is to make them all proud."
Whether it be those who showed up to her press conference on April 9, the 2015 North Texas Hall of Fame ceremony before the spring football game or the Don January Golf Classic, it has meant the world to Mitchell to see so many alumni invested in the women's basketball program.