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Marc MacMillan

Marc  MacMillan

Position:
Volunteer Assistant Coach

10/19/2017

Registration Open for Ole Miss Baseball Winter Camps

Hitting Camp Set for Dec. 9-10; Pitching/Catching Set for Dec. 16-17

02/04/2014

Case Named Director Of Operations For Rebel Baseball

Case Joins MacMillan As Operations Staff Assistant

Follow Coach MacMillan on Twitter

Marc MacMillan, a four-year letterman for the Ole Miss baseball team during the 1990s, has spent two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Ole Miss. Along with serving as the team's first base coach, MacMillan works with the outfielders and assists in coaching the hitters.

In two seasons, Ole Miss outfielders have recorded 32 assists under MacMillan's watch. During the 2017 campaign, he converted Thomas Dillard and Will Golsan into starting outfielders. Dillard came to campus as a highly-touted freshman catcher, and Golsan spent his first two seasons as a starter on the right side of the Ole Miss infield. MacMillan also helped Ryan Olenek make a comfortable move from the corner outfield positions to center field, where he showcased more of his athleticism and speed. Olenek and Golsan led the Rebels with five outfield assists apiece.

MacMillan's coaching made an immediate impact in his first season directing the outfielders. Ole Miss outfielders tallied 17 assists during the 2016 season, just one off the school record of 18 set in 2014. Of the 17 assists, 10 were outs at home to prevent runs from scoring. Center fielder J.B. Woodman, a second team All-American, led the way with nine assists. Under MacMillan's guidance, Woodman earned a spot on the SEC All-Defense team before being selected in the second round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.

MacMillan also molded Olenek, an infielder in high school, into an outfielder. The 2016 freshman emerged as the team's primary right fielder, making 43 starts in the outfield throughout the year. Olenek made four outfield assists as part of the Rebels' 17 for the season.

Prior to being promoted to a coaching role, MacMillan spent two seasons as the Rebels’ director of operations. In that role, he was responsible for the daily operations of the program including planning team travel/meals, working with the program’s budget, dealing with equipment orders and acting as one of the program’s liaisons to other members of the athletic department. MacMillan also directed the Diamond Girls, a group of female Ole Miss students who serve as the ambassadors for Ole Miss Baseball and assist in gameday operations, the Ernie LaBarge Bullpen Club and community service events throughout Lafayette County.

Before returning to Ole Miss, MacMillan was the associate head coach at the University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff. He spent three years at UAPB, working with the pitchers, infielders and base runners, while also coordinating the program’s recruiting efforts plus strength and conditioning programs.

In 2013, MacMillan coached a pitching staff that led the conference in ERA, helping lead UAPB to the program’s first SWAC Tournament appearance since the 2009 season. His recruiting classes stretched from coast-to-coast and aided UAPB’s back-to-back Western Division titles in 2014 and 2015. MacMillan’s recruits included  Jordan Sechler, a 19th round draft pick of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Atlanta Braves; Isias Alcantar, 2013 SWAC Player of the Year, first and second team All-SWAC selection, and 2014 34th round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Rays; Andre Davis, first team All-SWAC selection and 2015 7th round draft pick of the Kansas City Royals; and Kevin Walsh, first team All-SWAC and 2015 MLB 21st round draft pick of the Philadelphia Phillies. 

Prior to his time at UAPB, MacMillan served as the recruiting coordinator and pitching coach at the University of Arkansas - Monticello for the 2010 season. Before his coaching stint at UAM, MacMillan served as the head coach at Crichton College. He also served as an associate scout for the Seattle Mariners and as head coach at Memphis University School.

MacMillan played for the Rebels from 1993-96 where he was a utility player under head coach and All-American Donnie Kessinger. He was a part of the 1995 NCAA Regional team that won 40 games and fell to Florida State in the Regional Championship game with a berth in the College World Series on the line.

He earned a degree in Business Administration from Ole Miss before going on to earn a Master's of Science in Sport Administration from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.

MacMillan is married to the former Andrea Adams of Memphis, Tenn. They have one son, Tanner Loyd MacMillan.

THE MACMILLAN FILE

Coaching Career

2016-present: Volunteer Assistant Coach, Ole Miss

2014-15: Director of Operations, Ole Miss
2011-13: Assistant Coach, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
2010: Assistant Coach, Arkansas-Monticello
2009: Head Coach, Crichton College
2000-08: Head Coach, Memphis University School

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