Ada Mitchell

Calvin Coolidge (DC)

Ada Delores Mitchell is a distinguished female teacher and athletic coach in the District of Columbia. Ada Mitchell from Howard University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in health and Physical Education in 1971. Two years later she received a Master of Science in Health and Physical Education.

Mitchell taught Health and Physical Education at Calvin Coolidge High School for over 42 years. She has coached varsity volleyball, basketball and softball for over 32 years. Her “Lady Colts” softball teams won twelve league championships and eight city wide championships. The National High School Coaches Association selected her four times as the Eastern Regional Softball Coach of the year. She is presently the President of the DC Coaches Association.

Ada Mitchell was called upon by members of the D.C. City Council and the District of Columbia Public Schools to give testimony concerning the status of the Girls Athletics within DCPS regarding implementation of Title IX. In 2011, her health class was featured on Oprah Winfrey’s “O\MN’ network documentary on “Human Tracking. Upon her recent retirement from the District of Columbia Public Schools over 125 for her former students posted messages on Facebook congratulating her and her positive impact of their lives. Eighty percent of Coach Mitchell’s “Lady Colts” Softball players have matriculated to institutions of higher learning. Coach Mitchell finally realized a dream come true when two of her former softball “Lady Colt” players were appointed to DCIAA Head Varsity Coaches at McKinley Technical Senior High School and Dunbar Senior High School.

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