NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Yolett McPhee-McCuin continues to make waves in women’s collegiate basketball. Yesterday, she agreed on a four-year extension to remain head coach of the Ole Miss women’s basketball program. The signing came exactly one year after she agreed to take the job.
McPhee-McCuin led the Rebels to a 9-22 overall record last season with only four returners from the season prior.
Ole Miss Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Ross Bjork made the announcement of the signing yesterday via the school’s website.
“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 in a statement. “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. One day soon, we will look up with excitement as Coach Yo will deliver a great program that is built to last.”
McPhee-McCuin said that the extension shows the confidence the school has in her and her staff.
“I was extremely grateful for the opportunity last year, and to this date the feeling has not changed,” McPhee-McCuin said. “I would like to thank Ross and Chancellor Sparks for their vote of confidence in my staff and myself as we take the necessary steps to build this program back into a national brand.
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. There is no doubt that with time and continued effort we will be a force to reckon with in the SEC.”
Under her reign, Ole Miss improved its SEC win total by two games, and took down a ranked opponent on the road for the first time since 2011 at No.16 Kentucky on January 13.