Power promote Mitchell to Associate Head Coach
The Milwaukee Power of NA3HL have announced that they have promoted John Mitchell to Associate Head Coach.
VP Hockey Operations/General Manager Kevin Marion will continue as interim Head Coach for the remainder of this season
“From day one, John has proven himself as an invaluable member of our coaching staff and organization," said Chase Ernst, CEO of Local Hockey Partners/President of the Milwaukee Power. “His professionalism on the bench, knowledge of the game, commitment to our players and work ethic on and off the ice is second to none. I am tremendously proud of his growth this season and I am confident the Power's future is bright with John helping lead the way in his new capacity as Associate Head Coach."
“John is a huge asset to our organization. He is a great teacher of the game to our players both in practice and games,” said Kevin Marion, VP Hockey Operations/General Manager. “We are excited for John to take on this role and continue his growth with the Milwaukee Power.”
A native of Neenah, Wisconsin, Mitchell brings experience from both a player and coaching perspective. He played two seasons in the USHL before heading to the University of Wisconsin to become a Badger where he was a NCAA National Champion and NCAA runner-up. After leaving Wisconsin, he signed an NHL contract with the Anaheim Ducks, completing his 200th career professional game in 2014. Following his playing career, John moved on to coaching, first with Team Wisconsin in 2015, then to University School of Milwaukee in 2018, moving on the Power for the 2021-22 season.