BLOG: Rob Francis, a former Ole Miss assistant baseball coach from 2008-10, was arrested Tuesday in a child sex sting. (more…) (December 7, 2011)
Yesterday the St. Petersburg (Fla.) College website still stated, “our coaching staff is currently in transition. For more information, use the ‘Contact Us’ link.”
The Titans can go ahead and update their website. At noon on Monday, Ole Miss volunteer assistant coach Rob Francis officially accepted the position of head baseball at St. Petersburg College.
“It’s been a crazy two weeks,” Francis said of the interview process on Monday.
After initially inquiring about the vacant position two weeks ago, Francis interviewed for the job last Monday and went back and forth during the negotiation process before officially accepting the offer on Monday. (September 21, 2010, Page 7)
Rob Francis will be leaving the Ole Miss baseball program to take over as the head coach at St. Petersburg (Fla.) College. (more…) (September 20, 2010)
Justin Dedman will not be returning to the Ole Miss baseball team’s coaching staff next season.
Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco confirmed on Monday that the former Director of Operations has left the team to pursue other opportunities.
Dedman was in his first season with the Rebels after serving as a volunteer assistant coach at Austin Peay State University in 2009.
Dedman was hired after Rob Francis was promoted to volunteer assistant coach.
Francis held the position for two seasons.
Prior to his stint at APSU, Dedman was the head coach at Denison University, his alma mater, for two seasons.
As Ole Miss’ Director of Operations, Dedman was in charge of handling day-to-day functions, including travel arrangements, budget management, equipment inventory, on-campus recruiting, serving as strength and nutrition liaison and assisting with management of the Bullpen Club. (June 29, 2010, Page 9)
OLE MISS BASEBALL — Ole Miss may have plated 28 runs this weekend, but the number that made coach Mike Bianco most proud was one — the number of errors the No. 24 Rebels committed in their three-game sweep of the Oakland (Mich.) Golden Grizzlies at Oxford-University Stadium. In three games, the Rebels knocked off Oakland 9-1, 10-2 and 9-3. (March 1, 2010, Page 8)
A wrench may have been thrown into the works for the Ole Miss Rebels as they search for a third baseman this season. Mike Snyder, the player who is the odds-on favorite to win the job, recently had his appendix removed hurting his development. (February 12, 2010, Page Page 10A)
Ole Miss senior Zach Miller has been a versatile and important player for the Rebels at different spots in the infield. But this year it looks like Miller will be headed back to second base, his more natural position to play. (February 11, 2010, Page Page 10)
Ole Miss shortstop Kevin Mort is looking to be even better on defense this year for the Rebels. Despite having just seven errors last year, Mort wants to cut down on that number this season to a figure that almost no player has accomplished. (February 10, 2010, Page Page 10)