DANNY MITCHEFF | ASSISTANT COACH
Danny Mitcheff officially returned to his alma mater on June 1, 2016, bringing a wide array of experience in both coaching and competition.
Mitcheff’s wrestling career continued for six years after Kent State in freestyle competition. He qualified for the United States World Team Trials four times, placing as high as fourth. Mitcheff also has five top six finishes at the U.S. Open and won a tournament title at the 2014 Guelph Open.
A full-time assistant coach at Army for two seasons, Mitcheff has also been a volunteer assistant at Penn and Cleveland State.
“It’s great to have Danny back,” Head Coach Jim Andrassy said. “I’m excited for our lightweights. He gives them a coach they can go to and work on anything they need. When he wrestled with us, he brought a lot of integrity and an incredible work ethic. Now he will bring that as a coach.”
In 2010, Mitcheff was named Mid-American Conference Wrestler of the Year and became the fourth wrestler in Kent State’s history to be a four-time NCAA qualifier. Named Outstanding Wrestler at the MAC Championships in both his junior and senior seasons, he was a four-time MAC finalist. Mitcheff also owns the second most career victories in Flashes’ history with 131.
Mitcheff was a resident at the Pennsylvania Olympic Regional Training Center and coached the Philadelphia branch of Beat The Streets. The Lorain, Ohio native has also worked numerous camps and clinics throughout the country.
Danny and his wife Lindsey reside in Cleveland.