, Corbin, KY

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July 30, 2012

Mitchell will coach at P.C.C.

CORBIN — By Les Dixon / Sports Editor

It didn’t take former Lynn Camp football coach David Mitchell long to get back into coaching. Mitchell confirmed Sunday that he took a job at Perry Central High School and will be coaching the linebackers and running backs for Commodore head coach Justin Haddox.

Mitchell, who will be entering his 36th year coaching football, said the potential of landing a coaching job at Perry Central began two weeks ago.

“Coach Haddox contacted me and it didn’t take long for me to decide,” Mitchell admitted. “He asked me to come over to one of his practices because he wanted to talk and things got rolling.

“It’s an opportunity for me to get back on the field and do the things I love to do,” he added. “I’m really pleased and excited to get the opportunity to do this. It’s a different role than I have ever had and I’m ready.”

Mitchell did admit it’s going to be strange for him to get used to Perry Central’s black and red colors.

“Yes, it is going to be strange,” he said. “But at the same time, I can get used to them. I ran into Danny Scalf and he saw the colors and joked that it’s going to take some time for him to get used to.”

Perry Central turned in one of its best seasons on the gridiron last season by going 9-3 while advancing to the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. Mitchell will get to be somewhat rather close to home on two occasions this season when the Commodores travel to play Clay County on Aug. 31 while hitting the road again against Whitley County on Oct. 5.

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