By Adam Brown
Ole Miss women’s basketball head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin has received a four-year contract extension, per UM Athletics. Vice Chancellor of Athletics Ross Bjork made the announcement Thursday, one year to the day after she was hired to lead the program.
McPhee-McCuin has agreed in principle to the deal that runs through 2023.
“Coach McPhee-McCuin has been a breath of fresh air for our women’s basketball program from the moment she stepped foot on campus,” Bjork said. “Her energy and passion for our student-athletes to excel in life and on the court shines through in every moment that she leads our program.
“She inherited a very tough situation, but coaching, hard work, commitment, recruiting and patience are the key ingredients as she and her staff build the program to meet the high standards of Ole Miss women’s basketball.”
McPhee-McCuin arrived in Oxford to inherit a program that had only four returning players. The Rebels improved their win total by two games from the 2017-18 season in conference play with a road victory over the Kentucky Wildcats.
“I can’t believe it’s been a year already,” McPhee-McCuin said. “I was extremely grateful for the opportunity last year, and to this date the feeling has not changed.”
She thanked Bjork and the UM Athletics program for their support of her and her team.
“This year has not looked like success as far as wins and losses, but if you had a chance to watch us play this year it is evident that we are heading in the right direction,” she said. “There is no doubt that with time and continued effort we will be a force to reckon with in the SEC.”