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)
Just days after Ole Miss unveiled its next athletics director the university announced it has also found its next women’s basketball coach.
Monday evening the university confirmed that Fresno State head coach Adrian Wiggins is leaving his current post and will be in charge of turning around a Lady Rebels program that finished last in the Southeastern Conference with a 2-14 league record. (March 27, 2012, Page 10)
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)
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The Ole Miss women’s basketball team fell in its opening game of the Southeastern Conference Tournament to Arkansas, 67-47, Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tenn. (March 2, 2012, Page 6A)
Ole Miss sophomore point guard and team captain Valencia McFarland has been named to the Second Team All-Southeastern Conference team voted on by the SEC coaches. (February 29, 2012, Page 6)
In games against Vanderbilt, Florida and LSU, the Ole Miss women have fallen victim to lopsided runs that they were unable to overcome.
Ole Miss’ final tuneup before Southeastern Conference play begins comes tonight at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum against Southeastern Louisiana. (December 29, 2011, Page 6)