The month-long search for Ole Miss women’s basketball coach is over.
Yolette McPhee-McCuin was named the new leader of the Rebels Wednesday morning. She comes to Oxford after five seasons at Jacksonville. The Dolphins won 94 games and made three postseason appearances. Jacksonville reached the NCAA Women’s Tournament in 2016 and made the WNIT twice.
“I am extremely humbled and grateful for the opportunity to be the women's basketball coach at the University of Mississippi," said McPhee-McCuin. "Once I stepped on campus, there was no doubt in my mind that Ole Miss had the potential to be a force to reckoned with -- not only in the SEC, but nationally as well. I'd like to thank Chancellor Vitter and Ross for their complete vote of confidence in me, and I look forward to getting started."
Congrats @CoachYoOleMiss on being named the @OleMissWBB coach!! U have climbed the ladder in this profession and now a Power 5 job in the @SEC! So happy and proud of u!! Can’t wait to talk about u on @SECNetwork @espn and anywhere else I can!!— Nell Fortner (@NellOnWheels) April 4, 2018
She also serves as head coach of the Bahamas national team.
Athletic director Ross Bjork likes her leadership and teaching ability.
"With her perspective as a collegiate point guard, we know she sees the big picture of what it takes to be successful in the SEC and on the national stage. Coach McCuin's leadership, style of play, recruiting prowess, energy and passion is exactly what we need right now in order to re-establish Ole Miss Women's Basketball back to competing for and winning championships. We want to welcome Yolett, Kelly, Yasmine and Yuri to the Ole Miss family."
McPhee-McCuin will be introduced Friday at 12:00 p.m. at The Pavilion.
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