Mitch Doolittle is in his first season as defensive coordinator at Presbyterian.
Doolittle returned to his alma mater following the 2016 season, after fourth years as the secondary coach and co-special teams coordinator for Mercer University. Under his watch, the Bears recorded double-digit interceptions in three of his four season, peaking with a SoCon-leading 13 interceptions in 2014.
Doolittle coached All-SoCon selection Alex Avant anchored the Bears’ secondary, who emerged as one of the league’s top lockdown corners in 2014, leading the SoCon and ranking second nationally with 19 passes defended to go along with his three picks. In 2013, the Bears’ secondary featured two of the team’s top three tacklers, Lendell Arnold and Mike Gray, on a defense that ranked 12th in the Division I FCS in rushing defense.
Prior to his time in Macon, he took on the role as the linebackers coach and assisting special teams for the Savannah State University Tigers.
Doolittle began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) from 2007-2009, assisting the team’s secondary and linebackers, while also serving as the Blazers’ video assistant.
Doolittle translated his position with the Blazers into a role at the University of Georgia in 2009. He was the Bulldog’s program coordinator and worked primarily with the linebackers and secondary. In 2009, he was he was a major contributor to a Georgia defense that ended the season with only one full time assistant on staff. The Bulldogs went on to win the Independence Bowl, defeating Texas A&M 44-20.
During his playing career, Doolittle played quarterback, wide receiver, and special teams for Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. from 2003-2006. He was a four-year letterman for his father, Mike Doolittle, at Ninety Six High School in Ninety Six, S.C., and was a member of two state championship teams.
Doolittle earned his bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in psychology from Presbyterian College in 2007. His brother, Stan, played quarterback for Gardner-Webb University in the Big South Conference.
He and his wife, Stacy, were married in 2011 and have a daughter, Aubree Ann (1).