Mike Bianco, Ole Miss agree to contract extension and raise
Ole Miss head baseball coach Mike Bianco led the Rebels to their first national championship victory in program history this past season and is now reaping the benefits of just that.
Bianco and Ole Miss agreed to terms on a contract extension and a raise this week. With this, Bianco’s new contract will run through 2026. His annual base salary has been raised from $1.2 million to $1.625 million. The incentives include an additional $150,000 for a College World Series appearance or $400,000 if he leads the team to another national championship and gets the victory in the title game.
“We are blessed to have Mike Bianco as our head coach, and we intend for him to lead our baseball team for many, many years to come,” Ole Miss athletic director Keith Carter said in a statement. “With his remarkable track record, no one was more deserving of that national title run than Mike. We have accomplished so much in every facet of our program, and under Mike’s leadership, we look forward to continuing that level of success and experiencing more championship moments.”
It will be interesting to see if and how soon the team can repeat, but there’s no question the Rebels are in good hands.