During Stump Mitchell’s 25 year coaching (16 in the National Football League), he has earned the respect of organizations, fellow coaches as well as the numerous players under his tutelage. He is part of the highly successful Mike Holmgren coaching tree, which has produced many playoff-winning head coaches.
Since 1981 Stump Mitchell has been in professional football, first as a player and then a coach. He has been a position coach, assistant head coach and a head coach.
Twice, coaches he has worked with in the past, brought him on to their staffs when they became head coaches. First, when Jim Zorn left Seattle to take the head coaching job at Washington, he brought Stump along to serve as his assistant head coach. When Todd Bowles left the Cardinals to take the Jets job, Stump joined him in New York.
“Stump is one of the best coaches that I have ever been with.”Bruce Arians, who Stump worked under in Arizona
|1981 – 1989||Running Back||St. Louis / Arizona Cardinals|
|1992 – 1994||Head coach||Casa Grande High School|
|1995||Assistant Head Coach||Morgan State|
|1996 – 1998||Head Coach||Morgan State|
|1999 – 2007||Running Backs Coach||Seattle Seahawks|
|2008 – 2009||Assistant Head Coach/
Running Backs Coach
|2010 – 2012||Head Coach||Southern University|
|2013 – 2016||Running Backs Coach||Arizona Cardinals|
|2017 – Current||Running Backs Coach||New York Jets|
The Mike Holmgren Coaching Tree
Stump Mitchell worked for Mike Holmgren for eight years. Other coaches, like Stump, who worked under Holmgren reads like a whos-who of head coaches known to take their teams to the playoffs. Together they account for 81 playoff appearances.
- Andy Reid
- Mike Sherman
- Steve Mariucci
- Brad Childress
- John Harbaugh
- Marty Morningwed*
*Did not take his team to the playoffs as a head coach.