Marc MacMillan Named Volunteer Assistant Coach
Marc MacMillan will transition from director of operations to volunteer assistant coach beginning this season
Jan. 6, 2016

OXFORD, Miss. Marc MacMillan, a four-year letterman for the Ole Miss baseball team during the 1990s, has been named as the Rebels’ new volunteer assistant coach, head coach Mike Bianco announced Wednesday. MacMillan moves into the new position after serving as the team’s director of operations over the past two seasons.

MacMillan will fill the role left by Stephen Head, a three-time All-American during his playing days (2003-05) and the Rebels’ first base coach during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Head recently accepted a job with the Los Angeles Dodgers, serving as an area scout for the Major League Baseball organization.

“Stephen Head will be working for a first-class organization in the professional ranks, and we are happy about this opportunity that will help him grow in his career,” said Bianco. “On the flip side, we are very excited to have Marc MacMillan move into the role of volunteer assistant and return to the field as a coach. As a former Rebel and serving as our director of operations for two years, Marc understands the expectations of our program. I have no doubt he will excel in this position.”

“I would like to thank Coach Bianco for this opportunity to return to the diamond,” said MacMillan. “I’ve enjoyed coming back to my alma mater and assisting with the operational aspects of the program, but first and foremost, I am a coach. So, I’m excited to join this coaching staff on the field and look forward to continuing the development of what I believe to be some of the best student-athletes in the country.”

MacMillan spent the past 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 liaison to other members of the athletic department. MacMillan also directed the Diamond Girls, a group of female Ole Miss students who assist in gameday operations, as well as assisted with the directing of the Ernie LaBarge Bullpen Club.


 

 

Prior to 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. 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 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.

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