Black Tornado Football: Mike Mitchell Announces Retirement

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After 50 years of coaching, North Medford Head Football Coach Mike Mitchell has announced his retirement.

Mitchell made the announcement on his twitter page:

Mitchell has been apart of over a dozen coaching staffs both at the high school and college levels. Those high school programs include Hermiston, South Albany, Grants Pass, Hidden Valley, Oregon City and Sandpoint. He's also spent time coaching overseas in Croatia, leading the Zagreb Patriots to a national title in 2012.

North Medford finished the 2017 season with a 3-7 overall record, while going 3-3 in the Southwest Conference.

The Black Tornado lost to Jesuit in the opening round of the 6A playoffs

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