Clackamas names Cameron Mitchell new boys' basketball coach
Cameron Mitchell has been named the new boys' basketball coach at Clackamas High School after on season as an assistant at Whitworth University in Spokane.
Mitchell replaces Ryan King, who resigned in August after leading the Cavaliers to a 24-5 record and an appearance in the OSAA Class 6A championship final against Jefferson.
Mitchell, a former standout at Grant High School in Portland, is a 2010 graduate of Willamette University in Salem where he was twice named to the all-Northwest Conference first team and an all-West Region selection in 2010. He also was one of 10 finalists for the Jostens Trophy, presented annually to the NCAA Division III National Player of the Year.
After college, Mitchell went overseas to play professionally in Ireland, Chile, and Australia.
Mitchell, who also holds a Master's in sport management from the University of San Francisco, broke into coaching in 2013 as a junior varsity coach at The Head-Royce School in Oakland, California. He then joined Justin Labagh's staff at City College of San Francisco where he helped guide the 2015-16 Rams to a 32-1 record and a California Community College state championship.
At Whitworth, Mitchell worked under Matt Logie and helped lead the Pirates to a 23-5 record and an 11th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament.
King went 98-37 in five seasons at Clackamas, winning two league titles with the Cavaliers before stepping down to spend more time with his two sons, Cameron (13) and Carson (10).
"I think the program is in OK shape," King said when he resigned. "We lost some key parts and some phenomenal kids last year, but we had some juniors who gave us great minutes last year that had a good experience. They're coming back and I think they're hungry. The kids understand what it takes to be successful and expect to go a long ways."