Price-Smith, Ole Miss Agree to Contract Extension
Aug. 16, 2017

OXFORD, Miss. – In her first two seasons as the leader of the Ole Miss Track & Field and Cross Country programs, Connie Price-Smith has directed the Rebels to never-before-seen accomplishments.

For her efforts, Price-Smith has agreed to a contract extension through the 2020-21 season (the longest allowed by the State of Mississippi), Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Ross Bjork announced Wednesday.

“From national champions to historic team finishes, the Ole Miss track record book is being rewritten under Connie Price-Smith,” Bjork said. “We have not only improved in every area of the program but are emerging as a national contender. On and off the track, Connie’s team is setting new standards.”

“I am excited, grateful and honored to have my contract extended,” Price-Smith said. “To me it shows the administration believes in me and my abilities to move the track and field/cross country program forward.”

Some of the Rebels’ notable accomplishments in Price-Smith’s first two years on the job:

  • Best NCAA men’s cross country result in school history (4th)
  • Best NCAA women’s cross country result in school history (23rd)
  • Best NCAA women’s indoor track & field result in school history (12th)
  • Best SEC men’s indoor track & field result in school history (3rd)
  • Best SEC women’s indoor track & field result in school history (5th)
  • 3 individual NCAA titles (Raven Saunders 2016 outdoor shot put, 2017 indoor shot put; 2017 indoor men’s distance medley relay)
  • 17 individual SEC titles
  • 42 All-America selections

Since she arrived at Ole Miss, Price-Smith has served as Team USA’s women’s track & field head coach for the 2016 Rio Olympics, has been elected to the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame, and currently serves as the president of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

For more information on Ole Miss Track & Field, follow the Rebels on Twitter (@OleMissTrack), Facebook and Instagram.


 

 

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