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Men's coach Ernest Ross out at Ole Miss

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mississippi head coach Ernest Ross will not return to the university for the 2014-15 season, athletic director Ross Bjork announced Thursday.

“Ernest has provided steady and successful leadership of our golf program for a long time, and we appreciate both of his stints as our head coach,” Bjork said in a release. “As a member of our M-Club Hall of Fame, Ernest has made tremendous contributions to our program, and we wish him and his family the best as they move forward.”

In 17 seasons at Mississippi over two tenures, Ross led the Rebels to seven NCAA Championship appearances. The Rebels posted a fourth-place NCAA in 1985 for their best finish under Ross. He led Ole Miss to 27 regular-season tournament titles and the 1984 SEC Championship. He was named SEC Coach of the Year in 1982 and '84.

However, Ole Miss finished last in the recent SEC tournament and ended the regular season at No. 70 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

Ross' first stint as Ole Miss' head coach spanned 1979 to 1987. He left to become the head professional at Country Club of Jackson before returning to his alma mater in 2004. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.