Jon Mitchell joined the sports medicine staff in 2014 as the Director of Athletic Training Services and serves the athletic trainer for the Appalachian State men's basketball team. Prior to joining the Mountaineers, Mitchell spent 15 years at nearby Gardner-Webb University, where he oversaw all athletic training operations and also was the athletic trainer for the men's basketball team in addition to the Runnin' Bulldogs men's cross country and track and field teams.
He also served as an Instructor and as a Preceptor in the athletic training major in the School of Preventive and Rehabilitative Health Sciences at GWU.
Mitchell previously served as head athletic trainer at Newberry College from 1998-2000. He earned his bachelor's degree from Mars Hill College and his master's from Gardner-Webb University. A native of New Jersey, Mitchell ran cross country at Mars Hill. He and his wife, Stephanie, have two sons, Payton and Camden.