TOO SMALL, TOO SLOW

The Stump Mitchell Story

WINNING COACH

16 Seasons, 13 Playoffs, one Super Bowl

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TOO SMALL, TOO SLOW

The Stump Mitchell Story

WINNING COACH

16 Seasons, 13 Playoffs, one Super Bowl

NY JETS SCHEDULE

Watch The Team Play

Coach Stump Mitchell

WINNING THROUGH FOCUSED DETERMINATION AND HARD WORK.

Stump Mitchell’s impressive coaching resumé continues to quietly fly under the radar.

“Stump is one of the best coaches that I have ever been with.”

Bruce Arians

former Head Coach, Arizona Cardinals

Coaching Career At A Glance

Lyvonia “Stump” Mitchell has high name recognition among those who follow professional football. It comes from a combination of his nickname and success as a running back for the St. Louis/Arizona Cardinals. He once held the Cardinal franchise record for the most all-purpose yards (rushing/receiving/return yardage).  What is not well known is his success on the sidelines as a head coach, assistant head coach and position coach at all levels of the football—professional, college and high school. [read more]

  • Current NY Jets Running Backs Coach.
  • More than half of the time, his teams are in the playoffs.
  • Developed some of the NFL’s best running backs, sending five different running backs from three different teams to the Pro Bowl.
  • High school and college head coach, an NFL assistant head coach and an NFL position coach.
  • Quiet, inspiring leader that uses his mental toughness, hard work and focus to get the most out of his athletes and teams.

Winning Coach

13 Playoff Games; 2 Conference Championship Games; 1 Super Bowl

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Developer Of Talent

12 NFL players with career seasons.

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Leader

Hard work; Focus; Accountability; Transparency.

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Too Small, Too Slow: The Stump Mitchell Story

At 5’9 and 188 pounds, Stump Mitchell was told that he was too small and too slow to play college football. Despite these perceived limitations, Stump went on to become The Citadel’s all-time leading rusher. He then moved on to a stellar NFL career where he, after eight years, had gained more all-purpose yards than anyone else in St. Louis-Arizona Cardinal franchise history. [Read more]

Experience By Year

’81 – ’89

St. Louis / Arizona Cardinals

Running Back

’92 – ’94

Casa Grande High School

Head Coach

’95

Morgan State University

Assistant Head Coach

’96 – ’97

Morgan State University

Head Coach

’99 – ’07

Seattle Seahawks

Running backs Coach

’08 – ’09

Washington Redskins

Assistant Head Coach
Running Backs Coach

’10 – ’12

Southern University

Head Coach

’13 – ’16

Arizona Cardinals

Running Backs Coach

’17 – Present

New York Jets

Running Backs Coach