Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco receives four-year contract extension

Will Backus
Mississippi Clarion Ledger

Ole Miss has rewarded baseball coach Mike Bianco with a four-year contract extension, the maximum allowed by the state of Mississippi.

No contract details were released. Bianco’s previous estimated compensations was around $1.2 million per season.

"Mike is one of the best baseball coaches in the nation, and this contract is intended to ensure he remains a Rebel for a long time," Ole Miss athletic director Keith Carter said in a school release. "Year in and year out, Mike has established Ole Miss as one of the premier programs in college baseball, and I don't think there is a hotter team in the country heading into next season.”

Bianco has spent 20 years at Ole Miss, making him the longest-tenured coach in the SEC in football, men’s basketball and baseball.

Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco leads his team before the third inning of a game vs Louisville on February 16th, 2020 at Swayze Field in Oxford, MS.

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In an abbreviated 2020 season, Bianco guided the Rebels to a 16-1 record.

In his two decades, Bianco has climbed to the top of the Ole Miss record book in career wins with an overall record of 767-440-1, which is good for third all-time in the SEC.

Bianco has never won less than 30 games, and he’s guided the Rebels to 16 postseason berths, hosting nine NCAA Regionals, including six Super Regional finishes and one appearance in the College World Series in 2014. He’s also won four SEC Western Division titles, one regular season conference title and two SEC Tournament championships.

"We've missed playing in front of the best fans in America, but we know the health and safety of everyone is more important than baseball,” Bianco said. “I look forward to getting back on the field with our guys at the appropriate time and building a 2021 team that will make Rebel Nation proud. Thank you for the opportunity to continue to lead Ole Miss Baseball."