Coach Waheed Mitchell has been coaching for 17 years and enters his fourth season with the Lions basketball program, after leading Linfield to their first CIF-SS Championship title and CIF State Regional Runner Up title in school history during the 2021 season. Mitchell also received CIF-SS Coach of the Year honors.
In addition to the 2021 season’s success, he has won six conference titles, three San Diego Section titles, one Southern Section Regional title, has made two California state final four appearances, and won a California State Title. Coach Mitchell was also named the San Diego Union Tribune Coach of the Year in 2007.
As a player, Coach Mitchell attended San Diego City College, earning First Team All-Conference Honors and Athlete of the Year honors as a sophomore. He continued his career at Notre Dame de Namur University, where he also received All-Conference Honors. Coach Mitchell believes discipline, hard work, persistence, and trust are the keys to a successful program (One Team-One Goal-One Outcome). Coach Mitchell also serves as Linfield Christian’s Athletic Director.
He is married to his wife Brandy of fifteen years, and has three daughters; Brittany, Breanna, and Bailee.