Mitchell Youhanna
Mitchell Youhanna
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 510-468-1479
Email: myouhanna1@ohlone.edu
High School: Washington
Previous College: University of the Pacific
Years at OC: 3rd season
Associates Degree: A.S., Business Administration
Bachelor's Degree: B.A., Kinesiology
Master's Degree: M.A., Education

Background

As a Fremont native, Mitchell comes to Ohlone College as a Washington High School alumnus. After high school, Mitchell attended Diablo Valley College, competing on both water polo and swim teams, while earning his Associate Degree in Business Administration. After his two years in community college, Youhanna transferred to the University of the Pacific to continue his education, along with his water polo career under 3x NCAA Coach of the Year, James Graham. At Pacific, Mitchell earned his BA in Health, Exercise, & Sport Science. After Pacific, Mitchell played water polo overseas and attended Durham University in 2016, where he earned his Master’s in Intercultural Communication & Education.

Coaching Experience

While at Durham, Mitchell acted as a player/coach, helping lead the team to a 2017 National Championship. The summer prior to joining Ohlone, Mitchell coached water polo for Bellarmine College Prepatory’s club team, for coach Colin Mello. In the fall of 2017, the Renegades Family welcomed Mitchell as he assisted the Men’s Water Polo team and the Men’s & Women’s Swim team alongside his former teammate from Pacific, Casey Fleming. Mitchell now coaches club water polo for the Stanford WPC 18u boys, and a local swim club, Mission Highlands Sharks.

In his first season as Head Coach at Ohlone in the fall of 2018, Mitchell helped lead the team to their first Regional Playoff birth in over 20 years, while the team also earned a cumulative GPA of over 3.0. 

Aquatics Career

Starting his collegiate water polo career at Diablo Valley College under Coach John Roemer, Mitchell earned Academic All-American honors 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 in 2013 & 2014, finishing as State Champions as a member of the Men's 400 Medley Relay, and 2nd place finish at State Championships in the 100 yard backstroke.

While at Pacific, Mitchell had the opportunity of being part of one of the nation’s top programs, under James Graham. Pacific held the #2 rank in the nation in 2015 before falling short to Cal Berkeley and USC at MPSF Championships. Mitchell also swam for the Tigers in the spring of 2015, competing in the 100 & 200 backstroke. After attending Pacific, 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.