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)
David Goforth has opted to return to Ole Miss for his junior season.
On Monday, the right-hander confirmed to RebelGrove.com that he has decided not to sign with the Cleveland Indians.
The Tribe, who drafted him in the 31st round of this month’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, had planned on “drafting-and-following” Goforth and keeping up with his progress in the Cape Cod Summer League, but that did not interest the former Neshoba Central standout. (June 22, 2010, Page 6)
Former Diamond Rebels are scattered throughout the minor leagues from coast to coast.
In an effort to try and keep up with all of them, I’ve going to link all of their stat pages here: (more…) (June 21, 2010)
Although the 5-foot-11 shortstop hit .284 for the Rebels during his senior season, he held out hope a team would take a chance and select him in part because of his superb defense.
After the three-day draft concluded on June 9, Mort was hanging out when his cell phone rang. On the other end was a scout with the Pittsburgh Pirates offering Mort a chance to keep his baseball career alive.
It took no time at all for Mort to agree to sign with the Pirates organization. (June 18, 2010, Page 6A)
After another successful prep season at Hillcrest Christian for Austin Hartzog, the Ole Miss signee is taking a bit of a breather until he reports to Oxford in August.
That doesn’t mean he’s just hanging out, however.
When he’s not fishing (“I love fishing,” he made that clear during a phone interview on Wednesday), he’s playing for the Mississippi Bandits, a travel team based out of Jackson. (June 17, 2010, Page 6)
Former Ole Miss shortstop Kevin Mort has signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. (more…) (June 17, 2010)
It’s all starting to become very real for Ole Miss signee Will Allen.
Ever since his dad bought him his first catcher’s mitt, Allen has had aspirations of playing baseball at an elite level.
This past week it hit home just how real his dreams are when the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Allen, a switch-hitting catcher from Gainesville, Fla., with their 37th round pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. (June 16, 2010, Page 6)
The Ole Miss baseball team will be holding three summer camps in the coming weeks. The first camp will begin Monday and run through June 25. The day camp is for youth in first through eighth grade.
The final two camps will be held July 12-15 and July 19-22. Both have overnight options for campers and both are open for youth in grades one through 12.
For more information about the camps or to register, call Ole Miss assistant coach Rob Francis at 915-6643 or visit OleMissBaseballCamps.com. (June 16, 2010, Page 7)
Ole Miss pitcher David Goforth was arrested Monday evening and held at the Lafayette County Detention Center on charges of public drunkeness and disorderly conduct.
In a statement, Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said he was informed of the situation and will handle it internally. (June 11, 2010, Page 7A)
Redshirt sophomore David Goforth was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 31st round, while right-handed junior Matt Tracy was selected in the 43rd round by the Florida Marlins.
After struggling for most of the year — 1-6, 9.43 ERA — Goforth said he expected to go later in the draft rather than earlier, but added that he was still excited to be selected. (June 10, 2010, Page 6)