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Coach Cookie

Cookie Mitchell is a Tampa native and has been involved in sports all of her life.  She attended Spencer Memorial Baptist School (now Tampa Bay Christian Academy) where she was the only Elementary School aged student playing on the Middle School teams.  In Middle School she played all sports and during her 8th Grade year served as Team Captain on every squad.  She was awarded Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s Athlete of the Year, RAM of the Year, MVP for Volleyball, Basketball and Cheerleading, All Tournament Team in Cheerleading and her Basketball team won their district’s Championship.  Cookie attended Tampa Preparatory for high school where she played Volleyball, Basketball and ran Track.  She was on the 1985 State Final Four Basketball team.  She was also a member of the 1985 & 1986 1A State Championship team and qualified for the Track District Meet in Hurdles & the 4 x 100 Relay.  Cookie was also a member of the Robinson Teen Board modeling troupe and won 2nd Runner Up in the Miss Teenage Tampa Pageant in 1986 along with winning numerous dance competitions.  In college she switched gears and competed in Bodybuilding while also participating in Intramural sports.  She took 2nd Place in the Space Coast Bodybuilding contest in the Junior Division and won 1st Place in the Brandon Bodybuilding Championships in the Teenage Division.  It is no surprise that Cookie has continued her involvement with sports in her adult life as well as serving on PTA and SAC at her children’s school along with serving on the Board in 2008 – 2010 for the Ophelia Project of Tampa Bay’s Boy’s Initiative.  Cookie has a Bachelor of Arts in Art from Florida State University and is working towards her graduate degree.

Coaching Experience

□        Girl’s Basketball – Temple Terrace Recreation Center (all ages) 2002 – 2008, league champions every season

□        Boy’s Basketball – Temple Terrace Recreation Center (all ages) 2003 – 2010, league champions every season

□        Girl’s Volleyball – Temple Terrace Recreation Center (all ages) 2004 – 2010, league champions every season

□        Girl’s Volleyball – Williams IB Middle School – Spring 2009/2010 (Asst. Coach), undefeated both years

□        Head Coach Varsity Volleyball – Alonso High School – Fall 2009

□        Head Coach Varsity Volleyball – King High School – Fall 2010-2014

·         2014 Regional Finalist, District Champion

·         2013 Regional Semi-Finalist, District Champion

·         2013 Western Conference Coach of the Year

·         2012 Ryan Niece Foundation Coach of the Year

·         2012 Vanguard Coach of the Year

·         2011 Regional Quarter-Finalist, District Runner-Up

□        Lead Volleyball Coach – City of Tampa – Summer  2015-Current

□        Head Coach Varsity Volleyball – Admiral Farragut Academy – Fall 2015 & 2016

□        Head Coach Varsity Girls and Boys Volleyball – Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School – 2017 to Present

□        Tampa Bay Raptors – Club Volleyball (Director & Head Coach)

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