Mitch Hull


Mitch Hull has been involved in the athletic world most of his life. He has been an athlete, coach, administrator, and parent at the youth, high school, college and international levels.

As an Athlete: In High School Mitch won State and National titles in wrestling. In college he played football at Kansas State, then transferred to Wisconsin where he was a 2X Big Ten Champion and 2X All-American in wrestling. Internationally Mitch represented the USA at 4 World Championships and was one of fewer than 10 athletes in the last 50 years to represent the USA in both the freestyle and Greco-Roman World Championships. He finished his competitive career placing second in the US Olympic Trials.                          

As a Coach: Mitch became the Assistant Coach at Wisconsin and then Head Coach at Purdue University. In his 4 years as Head Coach at Purdue, the wrestling program had its best finish at the NCAA Championships since 1950, placing 12th and 7th. He has also coached athletes from the youth through the international levels.

As an Administrator: Mitch left coaching and served as the National Teams Director for USA Wrestling from 1992 until 2013. He was responsible for overseeing athlete development programs and the training, coaching, direct financial support and the competition of the USA World and Olympic Teams. Mitch served as the delegation leader for wrestling with the US Olympic Committee for six Olympic Games. He has run youth wrestling clubs and organized US World Team Trials.

Mitch’s career in sport has earned him a place in 4 Hall of Fames.

Currently Mitch serves as the National Director of Professional Development at 3D Institute. His purpose is to help schools build a culture in sport that students want to be part of that impacts lives. To do this his focus is in two areas: 1) helping schools build systems and processes that are essential in leading, managing and sustaining sport culture 2) leading coaches to identify their purpose, then providing the tools to help them maximize that purpose, on and off the field of play.