Prague Lions add Division I coach Reggie Mitchell to staff as Passing Game Coordinator

The Prague Lions have announced the hiring of long-time Division I football coach Reggie Mitchell as their passing game coordinator for the 2023 season in the European League of Football (ELF).

Mitchell most recently held the position of running backs coach at UTEP (NCAA, DI). He boasts a stellar resume with over 30 years’ coaching experience at the Division I level, including long stints at both Illinois (NCAA, DI), as assistant head coach, and Kansas (NCAA, DI), as both running backs coach and recruiter.

During his time as a coach, Mitchell has developed an ability to build an excellent rapport with players and coaches alike, as well as a comprehensive understanding of all facets on the offensive side of the ball. Mitchell’s solid tutelage has led to 33 players being drafted in the NFL Draft, six of whom were taken in the first round, including Rashard Mendenhall, Plaxico Burress and T.J. Duckett.

Mitchell’s playing career was just as impressive. As a four-year starter as a running back at Central Michigan from 1978–81, Mitchell rushed for 2,394 yards in his career and helped the Chippewas win back-to-back Mid-America Conference (MAC) titles in 1979 and 1980. He rushed for 1,068 yards as a senior.

As passing game coordinator in Prague’s first season in ELF, Mitchell will have second-year Lions quarterback Shazzon Mumphrey and former GFL and USAF (NCAA, DI) speedster Brandon Butler to work with.

Daniel Mackenzie is a Press Association graduate who works in journalism and communications in the third sector. Daniel began playing football for the London Warriors and Team Great Britain and has since played across Europe.