Seven is a number that has a mystical meaning for some people. For Parkview Baptist baseball coach Darron Mitchell, it signaled the proper time to call it a career.
Parkview announced Mitchell’s retirement as the school’s baseball coach after seven seasons in a short news release. He will remain at the school in an administrative role, including serving as an assistant athletic director.
“This is something that has been on my mind,” said Mitchell when contacted for comment. “The timing is right. Being able to coach the players has been a great experience for me. I look forward to contributing in a new role where I can help (Kenny Guillot, PBS Athletic Director) and the rest of the staff in the front office.”
Mitchell coached the Class 3A Eagles to six district titles, including the District 6-3A title this spring. He led PBS to a Class 3A title in 2013 and runner-up finishes in 2012 and 2015. Parkview advanced to the Division II quarterfinals earlier this month before losing to 6-3A rival University High.
Before becoming the PBS head coach, Mitchell was an assistant coach under M.L. Woodruff. He has a total of 22 years as a teacher/coach.