Arrangements Made For "Bing" Mitchell

A memorial service will be held 1:30PM Saturday November 27, 2010 at the First Christian Church of Washington officiated by Rev. Amanda Hesbach and Derik Davis.

The family will receive friends Friday November 26, 2010 from 6:00PM-8:00PM at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center, 1209 Brown Street, Washington, NC 27889.

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North Carolina has lost a high school football coaching legend. "Bing" Mitchell has passed away at the age of 64 after a long battle against cancer.

He was a 1964 graduate of Bertie Senior High School and a 1968 graduate of East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education. Coach Mitchell had a career spanning 36 years working at Bertie, Bath, Washington, Northside and South Central High Schools.

Coach Mitchell served as an assistant coach for the Bertie Senior High School State Championship Basketball team, was an assistant coach for the North Carolina East-West All Star game.

Mitchell was a longtime head football coach in Beaufort County leading the Washington Pam Pack from 1980-1986. He would later become the head football coach at Northside High School leading the Panthers to a 13-2 record in 2000 and 12-3 record in 2004 with current Green Bay Packers defensive tackle C.J. Wilson.

Coach Mitchell was most recently an assistant coach under Walt Davis at South Central High School in Winterville. He took the job in 2006 and coached until 2008 when he became strickened with cancer.


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  • by june Location: washington on Nov 27, 2010 at 09:24 AM
    I never had the opportunity to know Coach Mitchell personally, but I have had the joy of watching his two sons grow into fine Christian men. His greatest legacy is left in them and yet in another generation, in his grandchildren. Weeping endures for a night, but joy comes in the morning, Kevin and Keith.
  • by Vickie Location: Washington on Nov 24, 2010 at 09:06 PM
    We have lost a very wonderful person. A person who touched many young lives and inspired them to give their best. I had the privilege of knowing Coach Mitchell while I was a student at Bath High School. I never dreamed our paths would cross again at Washington High School-he football coach and I cheerleader advisor. I also had the honor of teaching Kevin and Keith. Bing was an easy person to work with and he was always jolly. He will be greatly missed but he lives on in the lives of the many young men and women that he influenced. To Keith and Kevin, I am sorry. I know you will miss him but just think, he is coaching a bigger team now.
  • by Jenni Wallace Uzzell Location: Goldsboro/Bath on Nov 24, 2010 at 02:33 PM
    We have lost an incredible person. Mr.Bing touched so many lives. My heart is heavy with his passing, but I know that he is at peace. I can only imagine the conversations he is having now with Mr.Braggy Davis and Mr. Ray Tuten. I smile through my tears as I think of this. God Bless!!
  • by Mike C Location: Washington on Nov 24, 2010 at 12:37 PM
    Coach Bing was a great man. Was the frist coach I had a freshman at Bath High School. I feel I am a better man for knowing the coach. Touch many a person life . RIP Coach
  • by Randy Phillips Location: Greenville on Nov 24, 2010 at 12:30 PM
    Bing has left SO many people better off for just knowing him and the way he carried himself on and off the field.He was a friend,mentor,coach,to countless folks that forever will be thankful that Bing crossed their path.Kevin and Keith I know you guys are PROUD of all your Dad meant to all of us,as we are of you for being just like your Dad
  • by Bill Location: Washington on Nov 24, 2010 at 12:01 PM
    To the Mitchell Family! Please know the impact Coach Bing had on some many people in Eastern North Carolina. Thank you for all you did, Coach. RIP.
  • by DeShawn Gorham Location: Winterville on Nov 24, 2010 at 10:35 AM
    I am a senior at SOuth Central High School and COach Mitchell coached me my freshman and sophmore year. He taught us how to be men and how to act like one. I'll always rember the conversations me and him shared before practices. We love and will miss you Coach
  • by Keith Location: Belhaven on Nov 24, 2010 at 10:10 AM
    Coach Mitchell will be greatly missed. I had a son who played for Coach Mitchell. Not only he was a great coach, but a great man with a great personality. My son enjoyed playing for Coach Mitchell and it was a great experience for him to be a part of a team that went to the state 1-A championship game his senior year.
  • by sally Location: nc on Nov 24, 2010 at 09:49 AM
    I have such great memories of being one of the few girls in a weightlifting class taught by Coach Mitchell at Northside when I was a student there. There were about 15 guys and us girls, I think there were 4 of us. Coach Mitchell never let us girls give up and was about as tough on us as he was the guys! I think by the end of the semester we were able to lift just as much as the guys because he always pushed us to our potential and made us work. He was a great teacher and mentor. He will certainly be missed, and I'm so glad to have my memories of him.
  • by Allen Location: Greenville on Nov 24, 2010 at 09:37 AM
    The world has lost a good man, RIP coach Mitchell.
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