|“||I know I said we were gonna lose this game. But you guys didn't listen to me! And I'm glad! Now we're only behind by two points! So get out there and continue not listening to me, You understand?||”|
— Coach Mitchell, "Rooting for the Enemy"
Coach Nolan Mitchell, or just Coach, is the gym coach of Jefferson County Middle School.
He is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson.
Coach Mitchell cares a lot about sports and often expresses strong disappointment when he feels his team isn't good enough. When he felt that their loss was inevitable against the rival team, he simply told his players they were going to lose, and then left to sit in his office, giving up completely while still expecting them to participate. He expresses this again when he makes a joke about having a whole new group of outfielders, only to desperately plead for his joke to become true.
He was elated when his team won, even going as far as to dive into the air, believing he was dreaming. Even as the tables were turning, he contradicted his own words and told them they shouldn't listen to him.
Coach Mitchell was the teacher to drive the school Yacht when they took some students on a field trip. He absolutely loved it, exclaiming that they could take away his driver's license, but they couldn't stop him from steering a boat.
Every Wednesday morning, it is revealed that he skips teaching gym class to attend a KOOKS meeting, where they discuss extraterrestrial entities. While there, he passionately blames aliens for completely explainable events.
Nolan Mitchell has a prominent chin, strong cheekbones, and dark eyes. His hairline has receded to the back of his head, leaving him with a strip of black hair. He wears a light colored T-shirt with blue sleeves and a blue collar. He wears his shirt tucked into a pair of black gym pants alongside black and white sneakers.
In "Rooting for the Enemy", he felt the Geckos were going to lose, even inviting Milo as he felt winning was a lost cause. However, he perked up as the geckos kept scoring and tried to fly when his team won the game, believing he was dreaming.
In "The Math Book", he told Milo, Melissa, and Zack that the janitor was on the roof after they returned a foul ball to him during baseball practice. He also told them he felt Fred is guiding him with messages.
In "Some Like it Yacht", he was in charge of steering the S.S. Indulgence for a field trip. Things went smoothly until he got a pelican stuck in his life vest and caused the yacht to crash on an island. He, along with a majority of the faculty, went feral within seconds of being shipwrecked. He tried to fight Principal Milder for dominance until three of the students found them and told them of a title wave that could take them all home.
In "Milo's Shadow", it is revealed that every Wednesday morning the coach goes to the community center to attend a meeting about aliens. He discusses his experiences with the group, eventually meeting Balthazar Cavendish, who'd come looking to exchange information. Eventually, he helps throw Cavendish out of the building for insulting them.
|The image gallery for Nolan Mitchell may be viewed here.|
“If you need me, I'll be in my office, staring into space.”
“Did he? I'm going to have to explain pep to that man.”
“I know I said we were gonna lose this game. But you guys didn't listen to me! And I'm glad! Now we're only behind by two points! So get out there and continue not listening to me, You understand?”
“We won? This has got to be a dream. That means I can do anything. Maybe I can fly!”
“Haha, look at me now! You can take away my driver's license, but you can't stop me from steering a boat!”
“Why can't I knock you over? I've got, like, twice your body weight!”
“Okay, I'll start. Hello. My name is Coach. And I believe we're being visited by extraterrestrial entities.”
“What is said in group, stays in group. Not everyone here is comfortable announcing their experiences to the world!”
- "Sunny Side Up" (Non-speaking cameo)
- "Rooting for the Enemy"
- "School Dance" (Non-speaking cameo)
- "The Math Book"
- "Some Like it Yacht"
- "Milo's Shadow"
- "The Speech and Debate League of Death and Destruction Cross Town Explosion Event"
- "The Mid-Afternoon Snack Club" (possibly referenced)
- For some reason, when he is in a meeting for KOOKS, he states that his name is "Coach".