Oxford, MS (Sports Network) - Ole Miss has hired Matt Insell as their next
head women's basketball coach.
Insell spent the last five seasons as an assistant coach at Kentucky and
helped lead that program to four 20-win seasons and four trips to the NCAA
Tournament. Kentucky plays Delaware in the Sweet 16 on Saturday.
"I'm very excited to be the new women's basketball coach at the University of
Mississippi," Insell said. "This is an opportunity I've had my eye on for a
long time and I just can't put into words how excited I am to be leading this
team. I promise you this - we are going to put a team on the floor that is
going to make the Rebel Nation very happy."
Prior to his time at Kentucky, Insell was the director of basketball
operations at Louisiana Tech.
Insell takes over a squad that went 9-20 this past season. The team was run on
an interim basis by Brett Frank, who took over for Adrian Wiggins after he was
fired before even coaching one game.
Wiggins was dismissed in October following an investigation over
"impermissible recruiting contacts and academic misconduct committed by
members of his staff."
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