By Parrish Alford/NEMS Daily Journal
Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said he will conduct a national search to replace hitting coach Matt Mossberg, who resigned on Monday.
A university news release said Mossberg, a former
Bianco player at Ole Miss, will pursue other coaching opportunities.
Ole Miss was 30-25 this season, 13-17 in the SEC and missed the postseason for the first time since 2002, Bianco’s second season.
The Rebels hit .282, eighth in the league. Their .278 average in SEC games ranked slightly higher, sixth.
Ole Miss finished third in the SEC in home runs with 46, but in a season in which bats were less powerful, the Rebels struggled with various aspects of “small ball.”
They were 10th in the league in sacrifice bunts and 10th in stolen bases. Their .471 success rate of advancing runners ranked 11th in the league and they were the No. 2 team in the league for hitting into double plays, with 45.