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Mitch Bentley

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Assistant Coach (5th Season)

Alma Mater:
Ohio, 1985

Mitch Bentley is in his fifthyear as assistant coach at Ohio with both the cross country and track and field teams. As a former Bobcat distance runner under Elmore Banton, Bentley earned four varsity letters in both cross country and track. He also earned All-MAC honors twice in cross country, indoor and outdoor track.

In 1984, Bentley set school records in the outdoor 10,000 meters (29:47.50) and in the indoor 5,000 meters. Those times are still second-best in school history.

After earning his bachelor's degree in geology from Ohio University in 1985, Bentley has been active in coaching both cross country and track since 1992, when he began coaching the Vinton County Junior High School boys' cross country team. He went on to become the head track and field coach at Athens High School for five years and head cross country coach for ten years.