Alonzo ‘Mitch’ Mitchell
Alonzo Mitchell dedicated over thirty years of his life to the north Omaha community, impacting numerous lives along the way. Alonzo grew up on 40th and Pratt where he began playing basketball at a young age. “Coach Mitch,” as many called him, was a longtime youth basketball coach and mentor. He founded the Unity Stars, a youth basketball organization, where he strived to teach young men, not only about basketball, but about life. He promoted hard work and discipline, especially when it came to education. He would often visit his players at their respective schools and would not allow them to play if they were not earning good grades. “Mitch” mentored young individuals outside of basketball as well. He spent the last ten years of his life working as a juvenile services specialist with the Douglas County Juvenile Assessment Center. Mitchell unfortunately passed away in August of 2018. This commemorative designation would honor Coach Mitchell on North 40th Street from Pratt Street to Spaulding Street.
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