Mitchell Youhanna
Mitchell Youhanna
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 510-468-1479
Email: myouhanna1@ohlone.edu
Years at OC: Inaugural year
Associates Degree: Business Admin; Diablo Valley College, 2014
Bachelor's Degree: Health, Exercise and Sport Science; UOP, 2016
Master's Degree: Intercultural Communication and Education; Durham University, 2017

Background

As a Fremont native, Mitchell comes to Ohlone College graduating from Washington High School. After graduation, he attended Diablo Valley College, competing on both water polo and swim teams while earning his Associate Degree in Business Administration. Upon completing his degree from DVC, Youhanna chose to transfer to the University of the Pacific to continue his education, along with his water polo career under James Graham. At Pacific, Mitchell earned his BA in Health, Exercise, and Sport Science and had the opportunity to go overseas and attend Durham University in England this past year, where he earned his Master’s in Intercultural Communication and Education.

 Coaching Experience

The Renegades Family welcomed Mitchell this year as he assisted the Men’s Water Polo Team, as well as the Men’s and Women’s Swim Team alongside his former teammate from UOP, Casey Fleming. The summer prior to joining Ohlone, Mitchell coached water polo for Bellarmine College Prepatory’s club team, College Park Water Polo Foundation. Furthermore, last season Mitchell acted as a player/coach for Durham University, where he helped the team to a National Championship. During his summers, Mitchell briefly volunteered for the recreational swim club he grew up swimming for, the Glenmoor Stingrays, and now coaches for the Mission Highlands Sharks.

 Aquatics Career

Starting his collegiate water polo career at Diablo Valley College under Coach John Roemer, Mitchell was an Academic All-American and was a member of the 2012 State Championship Runner-up team. In 2013 Mitchell earned All-Conference, All-Northern California, and All-American honors while DVC concluded their season with a 3rd place finish at State Championships.

Reading between the lanes, Mitchell obtained All-American honors on the swim team as well due to performances such as 1st place as a member of the 400 Medley Relay at State Championships, and 2nd place at State Championships in the 100-yard backstroke.

At his time in Stockton, Mitchell had the opportunity of being part of one of the nation’s top programs. Pacific held the #2 rank in the country in 2015 before falling short to Cal Berkeley and USC in the MPSF Championships. After attending UOP, Mitchell was offered a scholarship from Durham University to compete for their water polo team, where he helped lead the Saints to a National Championship in 2017.