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)
This week could prove to be a very important one for the Ole Miss softball program. Having just hosted the Southeastern Conference Tournament for the first time in program’s history, and in the midst of a coaching search, the Ole Miss administration has a chance to change the Lady Rebels’ trajectory moving forward. (more…) (June 22, 2011, Page 6)
“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)
Junior Kendall Bruning struck out a career-high 11 batters and Corrine Doornberg knocked in two runs to help the Ole Miss softball team down UTEP 6-4 on the final day of the North Texas Courtyard Classic on Sunday. (more…) (March 7, 2011, Page 8A)
Lindsey Perry gave up two runs and struck out six over 4.1 innings as the Ole Miss softball team earned a 4-2 win over Southeast Missouri State to close out the 2011 Red and Blue Classic on Sunday at the Ole Miss Softball Complex. (more…) (February 28, 2011, Page 8)
The Ole Miss women’s softball team dropped both games on opening day of the 2011 season at the Kajikawa Classic. Ole Miss lost to Utah in the opener and then fell to San Jose State on Thursday. (more…) (February 11, 2011, Page 7A)
As the Lady Rebels prepare to host the 2011 Southeastern Conference Softball Championships May 12-14, the Ole Miss Athletics Department announced renovations to the Ole Miss Softball Complex and ticket packages for the three-day tournament.
This will mark the first time Ole Miss has hosted the eight-team, single-elimination tournament, which began in 1997. Arkansas served as host of last year’s tournament, while Alabama claimed the championship. Over the past decade, Ole Miss has hosted SEC Championships in cross country, men’s and women’s tennis, soccer, track and field and women’s golf. (December 13, 2010, Page 3B)