Warren Eugene Mitchell Sr.
1933 - 2020
MITCHELL, Warren Eugene, Sr., 87, of Midlothian, Va., passed away on October 15, 2020, from complications from dementia and COVID-19.

The Celebration of Life will be held 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at Bennett Funeral Home located at 14301 Ashbrook Pkwy., Chesterfield, Va. 23832.

Warren was born in Lynchburg, Va., on April 1, 1933. He graduated from E.C. Glass High School in 1952 and continued on to receive a B.A. in History from the University of Richmond in 1957.

He was a member of the first undefeated state championship team in Virginia (1949) while he attended E.C. Glass High School, where he also made the All State Team as a Co-Captain in 1952. At University of Richmond, he held multiple free throw percentage records and made first team All State and the Southern Conference All Tournament team.

In 1964, he coached the Newport News High School team to an undefeated state championship while also reaching District Championships in '62, '63 and '64.

Warren worked most notably as an assistant basketball coach for Davidson College and then as Head Coach for William and Mary. He also enjoyed tennis and spending time with his family.

He acquired Hall of Fame Inductions in both Lynchburg and the University of Richmond for his basketball achievements. Warren is survived by his son, Warren (Mitch) Mitchell Jr.; daughter-in-law, Tammy Mitchell; and grandson, Jackson Mitchell.
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Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Oct. 18, 2020.
Celebration of Life
1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Bennett Funeral Homes
14301 Ashbrook Pkwy, Chesterfield, VA 23832
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timothy wright
November 7, 2020
Coach Mitchell is loved and admired by countless NNHS Alumni. His basketball teams, especially the undefeated 1964 State Championship team, gave us enormous and enduring pride in our school. The Championship Team is still remembered and discussed these 56 years later and will be for years to come. At the 40th Reunion of Class of 1964 in 2004, Coach Mitchell and most of the members of that Team were reunited, and the Championship Game Ball and Net were presented to Coach. In the photo you can see the Net around Coach's neck. He will be not be forgotten as long as there are Typhoons alive to remember him.
David A. Spriggs, NNHS 1964
October 20, 2020
I was a junior on coach Mitchell's undefeated VA state championship team in 1964. I was devestated when he left for Davidson before my senior season. Coach Mitchell helped shape my life in a positive way. RIP my friend and mentor.
Bill Turner
October 19, 2020
Coach Mitchell was the best. At Newport News HS not only did he win the State Group A Basketball Championship, he also was a coach for the Undefeated Football team in the 1962 season. A modest but wonderful man and coach. He set the example for many of us to follow. Always a gentleman. Forrest Powell NNHS 63
Forrest Powell
October 19, 2020
Great guy and great coach. I enjoyed playing for him and am so sorry to hear this news. May he dwell in that House not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens. Owen "Skip " Smith Class of 63 Co-Captain
Owen " Skip" Smith
October 19, 2020
As a member of the 1963 graduating class of NNHS I remember Coach well. He was so well respected. My prayers and sympathies go to you and your family. May the peace which passes all understanding be with you.
Lola Babb Hallma
October 19, 2020