Mitchell was a former captain of Melbourne Grammar and coached Old Melburnians to a premiership in the A Grade amateurs.
Resigned as club president at the end of the 1978 wooden spoon season, citing family and business reasons. He had recently had a change of ownership in his family business.
He was replaced as president by Wayne Reid but later returned to the club board.
Age - 21/11/1978
Age - 29/11/1978