|Title:||Assistant Women's Basketball Coach|
|Alma Mater:||UMass Boston '01|
Mitchell Hercule returns to his alma mater for the first time in over a decade, as he joins the women's basketball coaching staff for the 2018-19 season.
Hercule was a star basketball player for the men's program in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Throughout his playing career, Hercule was named the Most Improved and Most Valuable Player for the Beacons and earned New England All-Star honors in his senior season.
He started his coaching career with the Beacons, when he served as an assistant coach with the women's program during the 2004-05 season for head coach Shawn Polk.
Hercule turned his focus to the high school circuit, where he quickly became one of the most well-known faces in the city. He served as the associated head coach at East Boston High School for the Boy's Varsity team and also worked as the head coach of the Junior Varsity team from 2005-2012.
He then moved across the city to New Mission High School, where the Titans enjoyed some of the most successful seasons in school history in both boy's and girl's basketball. Hercule worked as the Assistant coach for the Boy's Varsity Team and the Junior Varsity Coach for the Boy's team for two seasons, where the Titans won a state title in 2014.
Hercule then took over as the head coach of the Girl's Varsity season in 2015. He led the Titans to the state tournament in all three seasons, including winning the Boston City Finals in 2017.
He has also run his own skills development program called "Herc42 Skills" for the past decade. The program provides individual and team workouts for players as young as middle schoolers, all the way to professional players.