Adam Mitchell enters his first year as assistant coach after serving as a volunteer coach in 2017. A native of Brighton, England, Mitchell played at Notre Dame College (Ohio) where he earned NSCAA All-American honors as a junior along with First Team All-Region accolades that same season. As the 2013 Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Year, he scored 14 goals, including five match-winners, and tallied 29 total points his junior season while also being named First Team All-MEC.
As a senior, Mitchell tallied 8 goals and 6 assists, while garnering All-Region honors. He also earned First Team Academic All-District honors during his senior campaign. Mitchell played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Ashland University.
Over the past two seasons Mitchell has served as the U15, U18, and U20 coach at Pacesetter Soccer Club, coaching two state cup winning teams and one runner up.
In addition, he also worked for Chelsea Football Club as well as Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club in England.
Graduate Assistant Coach
Nathan Jones is in his first season as the graduate assistant coach for the Tiffin University men's soccer program.
Jones, a native of Flintshire, Wales, played four seasons as a starting goalkeeper for the Urbana University men's soccer team and is a 2017 UU graduate (Sports Management). Jones played in 74 career games for the Blue Knights and is the record holder for most Shutouts, GAA, Save PCT, Starts, Minutes and Games Played.
Jones, a two-year captain, earned first-team All-Mountain East Conference honors as a freshman, junior and senior and was named Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2016. He also was a first-team NSCAA All-Atlantic Region choice in 2015 and 2016, and landed on the second team in 2013. Jones was also MEC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year Finalist, UU Male Student-Athlete of the Year 2015 and 2016 UU and Inducted to Chi Alpha Sigma.
Growing up in Wales, Jones played in the youth system at Tranmere Rovers FC, an English third-division team, for seven years until the U18 level.
Jones has played one season in the Premier Development League for the Dayton Dutch Lions and was also an assistant coach for the WPSL Dutch Lions team who reached the National Quarterfinals.
Jones is a level 2-qualified coach in England.