Women’s basketball coach named

Highlights: Kentucky assistant, credited for helping attract top-level recruiting classes, Shelbyville, Tenn., native with ties to University of Tennessee and Middle Tennessee, lots of background in AAU coaching.

From media relations

OXFORD – Matt Insell, who has spent the last five seasons as an assistant coach with the nationally-ranked University of Kentucky women’s basketball program, has been named head coach of the Ole Miss women’s basketball team, athletics director Ross Bjork announced today.

Insell has helped guide Kentucky to four 20-win seasons and four trips to the NCAA Tournament in his time in Lexington. The Wildcats have ended the last three seasons ranked in the top-25 and are currently ranked No. 7 heading into the team’s Sweet Sixteen game Saturday.

Insell, who was responsible for the guards while also having recruiting and player development duties, served as the top assistant coach and helped UK ink three top-10 recruiting classes and seven McDonald’s All-Americans.

“I’m very excited to be the new women’s basketball coach at the University of Mississippi,” Insell said. “This is an opportunity I’ve had my eye on for a long time and I just can’t put into words how excited I am to be leading this team.  I promise you this – we are going to put a team on the floor that is going to make the Rebel Nation very happy.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • The Ghost of Col. Reb

    This guy is young, and energetic, and smart. He will bring the women’s hoops to a high level very quickly. Good hire Bjork!

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