Godwin’s name linked to Tulane opening

Rick Jones has retired from his role as head coach of the Tulane baseball program. The decision was made Friday and according to Baseball America’s Aaron Fitt, Ole MIss assistant baseball coach Cliff Godwin is a candidate to replace Jones.

In Fitt’s story on Jones, who led the Green Wave to the College World Series two times, including 2001 when Ole MIss played in their New Orleans Regional, Godwin was listed as a candidate due to his recruiting ties to Louisiana while he was an assistant coach at LSU.

Godwin has been mentioned as a head coach candidate other seasons, including last summer when Auburn was in the process of finding a new leader for the Tigers. That position was ultimately filled by Sonny Golloway.

Godwin wasn’t the only name mentioned in the article,¬†http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/report-tulanes-rick-jones-set-to-step-down/

Godwin, who serves as the hitting coach to Mike Bianco, has helped lead the Rebels to 41 wins this season and his recruiting prowess has helped produce standout freshmen such as outfielder J.B. Woodman, most recently.

Ole Miss is waiting word on the NCAA Regionals after falling to Arkansas 8-7 on Friday afternoon in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Ole Miss is expected to be one of the 16 host sites when the NCAA makes that announcement on Sunday, and could end up being a national seed, one of the top eight teams in tournament, when the field is announced on Monday.

For more on the Rebels, see Parrish Alford’s blog, InsideOleMisssports.

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