Carter’s Coaching Search Broadens with McRoberts’ Departure

By Adam Brown
Sports Editor

Ole Miss Athletics Director Keith Carter announced on Tuesday that volleyball head coach Steven McRoberts has left the program. According to Ole Miss Athletics, the agreement was mutual.

Ole Miss Volleyball Head Coach Steven McRoberts. Photo by Steven Gagliano.

“Coach McRoberts represented Ole Miss with class and integrity over the past six years,” Carter said. “He made tremendous contributions to our program and to the lives of our student-athletes, and we wish him the best as he moves forward.”

McRoberts has been at the helm for the last six seasons and led Ole Miss to a 111-82 record and finished this past year with a 14-15 mark. During his tenure, Ole Miss made one postseason appearance in 2017 as the Rebels were crowned the NIVC Championship with a 22-14 record.

“I’m extremely grateful for the six years that I’ve had at Ole Miss,” McRoberts said. “I’ve had the pleasure of coaching some great young ladies during that time. I’m thankful for my staff and all the hard work that they’ve put into this program.

“I’m sorry that I couldn’t get the program up to the level it needed to be. Thank you to Lynnette and Ross for giving me this opportunity. I know that God has a greater plan for me. My family and I love Oxford and Ole Miss, and we will always have fond memories of being here.”

Other highlights of McRoberts’ tenure includes four straight winning seasons from 2014-17, 12 regular-season tournament titles, a pair of AVCA Team Academic Awards, numerous team and individual records, and All-America, All-Region and All-SEC honors by a number of players.

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