Pirate Adventures Family Fun Center opened in November and offers children up to 12 years old hours of fun jumping on four huge bounce houses, driving PlasmaCars or playing games for tickets that can be traded in for prizes. (May 14, 2012, Page 5A)
Having posted a 140-193 record over the last five seasons, and most recently a 14-39 mark, it was obvious the next coach of the Ole Miss softball program needed to be one that had experience building a program.
With an eye toward that exact need, Ole Miss announced Thursday that it has hired Windy Thees as its next head coach. Thees doesn’t have to travel far, having spent the last six years at Memphis. (more…) (July 1, 2011, Page 8A)
Thees, who spent the last six seasons at Memphis, replaces Missy Dickerson. (more…) (June 30, 2011)
“We hope to extend an offer here within the next couple of days and have it wrapped up by the end of the week,” said Ole Miss Senior Executive Associate Athletics Director John Hartwell, who has been leading the search committee since it was announced on May 9 that Missy Dickerson’s contract would not be renewed. (more…) (June 21, 2011, Page 6)
“I would like to thank Missy for the time and effort she put into the Ole Miss Softball program,” said Ole Miss Executive Associate Athletic Director Lynnette Johnson. “We will begin the search for a replacement immediately.”
During her six seasons in Oxford, Dickerson led Rebels to the first three SEC Tournament appearances in school history and posted just the second winning season ever at Ole Miss with a 29-27 mark in 2010. She finished her Ole Miss career with a record of 140-193 and a mark of 48-118 in SEC play.
She holds a 252-249 record in nine seasons as a head coach, including three seasons at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Ole Miss closed out the 2011 campaign with a 14-39 mark and posted a 3-23 record in league play. (May 10, 2011)