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. After his short time at community college, Mitchell transferred to the University of the Pacific to continue his education, along with his water polo career under coach James Graham. At Pacific, Mitchell earned his BA in Health, Exercise, and Sport Science. After Pacific, he played overseas and attend Durham University, where he earned his Master’s in Intercultural Communication and Education.
The Renegades Family welcomed Mitchell this year after assisting the Renegade’s Aquatics Programs alongside his former teammate from Pacific, Casey Fleming. In his first season as head coach, Mitchell helped lead Ohlone to their first Northern California playoff berth in over 15 years. While at Durham, Mitchell acted as a player/coach for the University team, where he helped the team to a National Championship. Youhanna currently coaches for Stanford Water Polo club and Mission Highlands Swim Club.
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.
As a swimmer, Mitchell obtained All-American honors as a State Champion in the 400 Medley Relay, and a 2nd place finish at State Championships in the 100-yard backstroke.
At Pacific, Mitchell was part of one of the nation’s top programs, as 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.