After a successful 2014-2015 campaign that featured the Rebels’ first trip to the postseason since the 2009-2010 season, head coach Matt Insell and athletic director Ross Bjork agreed in principle to a contract extension. Insole’s current deal will now expand until the end of the 2018-2019 season.
The new deal will include a base salary of $475,000 and will now be the longest allowed extension by the state of Mississippi. The new deal for Insell includes incentives on academic accomplishments and accomplishments on the court as well. Insole will also get an included 15 percent for his staff members.
In his two years running women’s basketball, Matt Insell made an impact on the program with his most recent season being his most successful one. Insole took the Rebels to a 19-14 overall record, going 7-9 in Southeastern Conference play. The impressive season for the rebels was capped off with wins over then 13th ranked Kentucky and seven SEC wins, which were the most conference wins since 2009-2010 and a 4-1 start in SEC play. Ole Miss was picked to finish dead last in the conference and finished tied for 7th in the conference.
Insell has increased Ole Miss’ win totals in each year as head coach and totaled seven more wins this season than his first year at the helm. Insell fell one win short of the first 20-win season since 2006-2007. Insell is now the sixth coach in Ole Miss women’s basketball history to lead the Rebels to a postseason birth in just two seasons.