OXFORD, miss – As Ole Miss wraps up one of the most successful athletic seasons in school history, the athletics department has announced contract extensions for many of its head coaches, including the coach of national championship women’s golf. Kory henkes.
Others include gun trainer Ole Miss Marsha beasley, whose team finished third in the country this year; football coach Matt Mott and male tennis coach Toby Hansson, who guided their respective teams to the Sweet 16; NCAA Tournament Coaches Marc Beyers with women’s tennis, Chris Malloy with men’s golf and Jamie Trachsel with soft ball; and volleyball coach Kayla banwarth, who completed his first full season at the helm.
“As this season has shown, we will be competing and winning championships at Ole Miss, and with our current coaching roster, we are equipped to make our national women’s golf title one of many to come.” , said Keith Carter, vice-chancellor for intercollegiate athletics. “I couldn’t be more proud of the way our coaches have handled their programs through the adversity and uncertainty of the pandemic. Under the exceptional leadership of our coaches, our student-athletes not only survived, but prospered and have had some of the best seasons in school history. As our lives return to normal, our teams are in an optimal position to continue this momentum to even higher heights. “
Henkes’ extension follows a magical 2020-21 campaign that culminated with the first-team national championship at Ole Miss in more than half a century, earning WGCA National Coach of the Year honors for his efforts. The historic season came just two years after Henkes led the Rebels to their first-ever SEC Championship in 2018-19. During her six seasons at Oxford, Henkes guided Ole Miss to 10 tournament titles and coached All-American talent in Julia johnson and Kennedy swann.
Eight-time NCAA champion as a head coach, Beasley turned the Ole Miss rifle program into a title contender. Last season, Beasley guided the Rebels to a No. 1 overall standings, a share of the Great America Rifle Conference regular season crown and their first NCAA Championship spot in 15 years. Recognized by the College Rifle Coaches Association, Beasley was named Coach of the Year after Ole Miss placed third overall at the national competition and had four student-athletes named All-Americans.
Mott secures his stay at Oxford after one of the most successful seasons on the field Ole Miss has ever seen, qualifying for the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament for the second time in program history with an upset against the No. 8 USC seed. Of the nine total NCAA tournament appearances for the Rebels, five have been in Mott’s 11 years at the helm. Mott has coached his players to five All-America caps and 19 All-SEC caps.
Hansson led the Rebels to an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in 2020-21, the third under his leadership. The Rebels finished the spring season in the standings of the nation’s No.14 team and ITA’s No.1 southern team, peaking in the nation’s standings at No.9. Hansson led Ole Miss to a NCAA candidacy in each of its six seasons, collecting its 100e victory at Oxford earlier this spring. At the individual level, the Rebels have placed three participants in singles and one team in doubles at the NCAA Individual Championships.
With Beyers serving for 20 years at the helm of the women’s tennis program, the Rebels secured a berth for the NCAA Championship for the 13e time under his watch in 2020-21. Finishing season No. 28 domestically, Ole Miss placed third in the ITA Southern Region, earning six wins against ranked opponents. Long-time veteran of the coaching ranks, Beyers earned his 300e career victory last season, collecting over 250 during his time at Ole Miss.
Guiding his alma mater since fall 2014, Malloy has taken the men’s golf program to new heights. That includes five playoff appearances on six occasions to go along with six team tournament titles, 14 school records and 16 individual medalists. Last spring, Ole Miss won her fourth straight place in the regional NCAA and recorded two of the 10 best laps in program history. Individually, Jackson suber received first-team All-SEC honors under Malloy’s tutelage.
Bringing 10 years of experience as a head coach at Oxford, Trachsel completed a successful first season at Ole Miss in which the Rebels received a fifth consecutive NCAA tournament nomination. The 2019 NFCA Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year took over an Ole Miss squad that was chosen to finish last in the SEC’s 2021 Preseason Coaching Survey and led the team to a eighth place with a 12-12 record, the second conference win in a season in program history.
Banwarth receives extra time after a year of growing up as a young rebel team in his debut season at Oxford. Banwarth trained GG Carvacho to SEC Freshman of the Week honors, while also entering the Rebel record books with a record 18.0 blocks against LSU. The first Mississippi native on the rebel roster since 2002 joins the team as they approach their sophomore year under Banwarth with the signing of PrepVolleyball.com All-American Julia dye out of Brandon.