May 31, 2012
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By Jenna Marina
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - After obtaining her master's degree at UCF and serving as the women's basketball team's director of program development, Khalilah Mitchell has climbed the ladder once again as the Knights' new assistant coach.
"I am extremely excited and proud to announce that Khalilah Mitchell has been promoted to assistant coach," UCF head coach Joi Williams said. "I have witnessed Khalilah's growth over the last three years, and I am very confident that she is prepared. Our players have a great deal of respect for her and they are also excited about her new role."
The 2012-13 season will mark Mitchell's fourth year with the women's basketball program and her second year as a full-time staff member. The New Orleans, La., native worked with the team as a graduate assistant from 2009-11 while completing a master's degree in sports leadership and coaching. Helping prepare video footage for scouting purposes, Mitchell served as a valued asset to the coaching staff in her first two years before being elevated to director of program development.
"I am extremely excited about becoming an assistant coach at UCF," Mitchell said. "It is a wonderful opportunity, and I have been fortunate to continue to grow as a professional at UCF throughout the past three years as a graduate assistant, the director of program development and now a member of the coaching staff. I am extremely grateful to Coach Williams and the women's basketball program for giving me the opportunity to start my lifelong dream of helping young women and coaching the game I love."