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Staff Spotlight: Mitch Garlitz

Staff Spotlight is a weekly feature that helps showcase some of the incredible members of the AJGA staff.
Mitch Garlitz at PNC Park.JPG

Fast Facts

  • Name: Mitch Garlitz
  • Hometown: Trophy Club, Texas
  • Internship Year(s): 2019
  • Began Full-Time: 2020
  • Role(s) during time with the AJGA: Operations Intern; Tournament Coordinator
  • College/Graduation Date: Texas Tech University, 2019
  • Major/Minor: Sports Management and General Business
  • Married: To the game
  • Favorite TV show(s): The Bachelor
  • Favorite movies: Caddyshack and Bull Durham
  • Favorite artist: Big Time Rush
  • Favorite teams: All Texas Tech Athletics, Texas Rangers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Number of states traveled to: 25

Get to know Mitch

  • What sport did you play growing up? I played baseball from the age of three to 17. In my freshman year of high school I threw a no-hitter only throwing knuckleballs.
Mitch Garlitz with Summer Intern Team.JPG
Mitch with some of his teammates from the 2019 summer internship as well as fellow full-time staff member Matt Emmi (to Mitch's right).

  • Any notable miscellaneous accomplishments? Post Malone’s dad follows me on Twitter.
Mitch Garlitz and Summer Intern Team Jumping into Poppie's Pond.JPG
Mitch and his teammates jumping into Poppie's Pond at Mission Hills Country Club - Dinah Shore Tournament Course. This jump has become an AJGA tradition for the team who works the Se Ri Pak Desert Junior each year.

  • What's the best piece of advice you're ever received?
    • “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take – Wayne Gretzky”
      • Michael Scott