Lyvonia “Stump” Mitchell was named the Browns run game coordinator/running backs coach on Jan. 14, 2019. Mitchell joins the Browns after spending the past two seasons as the Jets running backs coach. He played running back in the NFL for nine seasons and has coached in the NFL for 16 seasons.
Mitchell has served as running backs coach with the New York Jets (2017-18), Arizona (2013-16), Washington (2008-09) and Seattle (1999-07). Under Mitchell, four different backs - Ricky Watters (1999-00), Shaun Alexander (2001-05), Clinton Portis (2008) and David Johnson (2016) gained 1,000 rushing yards in a season, while Andre Ellington produced 1,000 scrimmage yards in each of his first two NFL seasons (2013-14).