As new Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork noted before a near capacity crowd at the Basketball Practice Facility, he’s no longer the new guy on the block.
Wednesday, Adrian Wiggins was officially introduced as the next Lady Rebels women’s basketball coach.
Ole Miss initially approached Wiggins the day after Fresno State was selected to its fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament.
After tabling discussion until the Lady Bulldogs’ season was over, Wiggins said the courting process moved quickly. (March 29, 2012, Page 6)
BLOG: Ole Miss has hired former Fresno State coach Adrian Wiggins to lead the women’s basketball program.
Moments ago the university released a statement regarding the hire of the two-time WAC Coach of the Year: (more…) (March 26, 2012)
Don’t expect Ole Miss to bump up its timetable to fill the women’s basketball coaching vacancy just because Mississippi State announced its hire on Tuesday.
According to Executive Associate Athletics Director Lynnette Johnson, the search committee in charge of unearthing Renee Ladner’s successor doesn’t have a specific deadline and doesn’t expect a decision to be made anytime soon. (March 15, 2012, Page 6)
BLOG: The search for Ole Miss’ next women’s basketball coach is in week two and Ole Miss Executive Associate A.D./Senior Woman Administrator Lynnette Johnson said she doesn’t expect the process to be completed in the near future. (more…) (March 14, 2012)
The Lady Rebels’ season was put to rest Thursday courtesy of a 67-47 loss to Arkansas in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. One day later, Ladner made official what many thought might be coming regardless. (March 5, 2012, Page 9A)
In large part because of his ties to Ole Miss and the Memphis area, the recent hire of Hugh Freeze as Ole Miss’ next football coach was met with an ample amount of skepticism.
Mike Glenn and Archie Manning, co-chairs of Ole Miss’ coaching search committee, said during Monday’s teleconference that they went through the proper channels during the interview process.
According to the co-chairs, Freeze just stood out above the rest of the field. Plain and simple. (December 6, 2011, Page 6)
BLOG: Introductory press conferences that are open to the public are meant to be full of rah-rah, feel-good speak.
Hugh Freeze‘s press conference at the Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts today had plenty of that.
(more…) (December 5, 2011)
AROUND THE NET: This has been a long time coming and is probably well over due.
In an effort to better keep y’all in the know with all things related to Ole Miss, Oxford High, Lafayette High and Water Valley High athletics, I’m going to attempt to blog more regularly in the form of an “around the net” entry. (more…) (November 28, 2011)
There will be lots of news coming out about who the next Ole Miss football coach will, or might, be. Editor Don Whitten recalls a time during his sports writing days when coaching searches were very open and even involved interviews with the media. (November 28, 2011, Page 4A)
BLOG: During a coaching search any news or mention of the university is, well, news.
This morning former Michigan and West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez was a guest on the Tim Brando Show. (more…) (November 15, 2011)