The Brunton Park stadium manager has been named League One's groundsman of the year for the second successive season.
Mitchell has been rewarded for his work on Carlisle's pristine pitch with the Football League honour he first scooped last year.
The lifelong United fan beat off competition from his counterparts at Hartlepool and Rochdale to take the title, awarded by the Football League's playing surfaces committee.
And Mitchell's efforts were today saluted by his bosses at Brunton Park.
"Everyone is delighted for David and his team," said Carlisle's managing director John Nixon.
"They have put a lot of hard work in, and to pick up such a prestigious award for the second year running is a real feather in his cap."
The league's best pitches were determined by a marking system used by referees and away managers during the season, before the final winners were decided after detailed inspections by Dr Stephen Baker, head of soils and sports surface science at the Sports Turf Research Institute.
Middlesbrough's Tony Bell was named the Championship's top groundsman with Terry Roberts of Cheltenham taking the League Two honour.
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