OXFORD (OleMissSports.com) – Following a College World Series appearance and the most successful season in program history, Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco's contract has been extended to run through the 2018 season, Athletics Director Ross Bjork announced Friday.
In addition to the base salary increase and the incentives, Ole Miss also agreed to an increase of 15 percent in the salary pool for the assistant coaches.
"Mike Bianco has set the tone for ultimate success for Ole Miss baseball since his arrival in 2001," Bjork said. "I have had the fortune of working with many high level coaches over the years and I have not seen a head coach operate a complete program in all phases exactly like Coach Bianco. He believes in competing at the highest level just as much as he believes in the academic and social success of our student-athletes and for that we are grateful of his leadership."
"I'd like to thank Chancellor Dan Jones and our athletics director, Ross Bjork, for their continued support of myself and our program," Bianco said. "We're very excited about the future of Ole Miss Baseball. We've had a lot of success over the years and it's been a team effort. I'm also proud of what we accomplished last year and we couldn't have done it without the support of our administration and fans. This is a great day for my wife, Camie, and I, and our family. We love Oxford, Ole Miss and this community, and we've always considered this our home."
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