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Mitch Okey

Mitch Okey

Mitch Okey comes to Columbia after a one-year stint at Marshall where he worked closely with Day. Prior to his arrival in Huntington, Okey worked on the Georgia football strength staff in a part-time role.

Okey spent two years (2016-17) at Georgia Southern. In 2016, he was in a G.A. role before serving as Interim Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Football from July to December. In 2017, he was in an assistant role for football and served as the Head Strength Coach for women’s tennis, track & field and cross-country.

Prior to that, he logged a year at Central Florida, working as an intern for four months before serving as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the remainder of his tenure with the Golden Knights.

Okey played baseball while earning a bachelor’s degree in sport management from Flagler College in 2015. While still an undergrad, he interned as a strength and conditioning coach for the Saints’ softball, volleyball and men’s soccer teams. He earned his master’s degree in kinesiology from Georgia Southern in 2017.

Okey is a certified strength and conditioning specialist – NSCA.