Hal Mitchell

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Vignette from larger photo courtesy L. Tom Perry Special Collections/Harold B. Lee Library/BYU

Harold “Hall” Dwayne Mitchell was a professional football offensive tackle in the National Football League. He played for the New York Giants in 1952. He had played college football for the University of California, Los Angeles.

He was head football coach at Brigham Young University for three seasons (1961–1963) where he compiled an 8-22 record. His best season was in 1962 when the Cougars finished the WAC tied for second place.

Mitchell was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was born in Lawndale, California, on August 11, 1930, and died from cancer on November 27, 1993, at his home in Corralitos, California.