MENOMONIE, Wis. -- Paul Mitchell returns to the Wisconsin-Stout, but this time as the head coach.

Mitchell was an assistant coach for the Blue Devil tennis team from 2004-06. With the Blue Devils, Mitchell assisted then-head coach Mark Noll in reviving the program. Mitchell left Stout to assume the head coaching position at Winona State for the 2006-07 season, leading the Warriors to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference regular-season championship. The Warriors finished 6-0 in NSIC play. At Wisconsin-River Falls, the Falcons finished sixth in the highly competitive WIAC, posting a 4-8 overall record in 2012 and 3-8 in '11.

Mitchell was named the food and nutrition director at Mayo Health Systems in Menomonie in November 2012. Mitchell has been with Sodexo since 2006.  In June 2011, Mitchell was named the Sodexo operations manager for the Hazelden Treatment Center in Center City, Minn. From 2008-11 he was the Sodexo retail manager at Wisconsin-River Falls.

Mitchell and his wife, Tina, live in New Richmond.