Health & Sports Performance

The Health & Sports Performance Department's primary responsibility is to provide student-athletes with opportunities to achieve optimal performance, health and emotional care. The department is overseen by the Senior Associate AD for Health & Sports Performance. The department serves six functions: Sports Medicine, Strength & Conditioning, Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology, Physical Therapy, and Massage Therapy. The area of sports medicine is comprised of 10 full-time athletic trainers, three graduate-assistant athletic trainers, two physical therapists, a fulltime board certified sports medicine physician, and consulting physicians. The area of Strength & Conditioning staffs a head football strength coach, coordinator of Olympic sports strength & conditioning, seven assistant strength coaches and two interns. In addition, this cutting edge concept of a comprehensive health and sports performance team provides sports psychology, sports nutrition, and massage therapy on site for all athletes. Wellness, injury and sick clinics are held on site in athletic training rooms conducted by our own primary care physician. This clinic provides services that include medical treatments, injections, IV's, and X-ray. Orthopedic surgeons hold on-site clinics throughout the week to examine musculoskeletal injuries. These services are provided through six athletic venues on campus and serve 450 student athletes/ spirit squad members. Comprehensive hospital contracts are held with Baptist Memorial Hospital of North Mississippi and The University of Mississippi Medical Center.

07/31/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

New Facility, Staffing For Ole Miss...

When head football coach Hugh Freeze arrived at Ole Miss, he started requiring breakfast every morning for his players. It not only paid off with a 7-6 season, but it also helped push forward plans... Read More [+]

07/22/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

Resolution Reached in Bennie Abram Case...

The lawsuit concerning the death of former University of Mississippi student-athlete Bennie Abram has been settled with no finding of fault against the university's athletics program, its athletic ... Read More [+]

07/18/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

More Intensity, Faster Tempo In Year Two...

Paul Jackson arrives at his office in the Indoor Practice Facility just before 6 a.m. on Friday morning. Read More [+]

06/13/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

Katie Breathitt Named Muscle Milk Athlete ...

Ole Miss senior track & field/cross country runner Katie Breathitt was recently honored as the Muscle Milk Female Athlete of the Year by the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association ... Read More [+]

05/31/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

SEC Announces Update On Concussions

In June of 2012, the SEC Presidents and Chancellors formed a "Working Group on Concussions," charged with reviewing available research, evaluating diagnosis guidelines, identifying standards of... Read More [+]

04/05/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

WLBT: Ole Miss QB's Re-Injury Risk Lowered...

WLBT's Stephanie Bell-Flynt recently reported on Bo Wallace's clavicle surgery and the rehab process. Read More [+]

11/13/2012 - Health and Sports Performance

Ole Miss Athletics Creates Health And...

Ole Miss' athletic trainers begin treatment and rehabilitation as early as 6 a.m. and are available until the last student-athlete is finished with practice or competition. There are currently six ... Read More [+]

11/13/2012 - Health and Sports Performance

Jones Chairing SEC Working Group On...

The Southeastern Conference has assembled a working group, chaired by Ole Miss Chancellor Dr. Dan Jones, to research and evaluate sports-related concussions as it relates to the SEC. It was... Read More [+]

11/13/2012 - Health and Sports Performance

Miller Joins Freeze's Support Staff

Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze boasts great experience in his support staff, particularly with the addition of John Miller as Assistant Athletics Director for Football Operations.

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11/13/2012 - Health and Sports Performance

Jackson To Lead Football Strength Staff

From 2007-10, Jackson served as an Assistant Strength Coach at LSU, working directly with the Tigers football and volleyball teams. During his time in Baton Rouge, Jackson won an SEC and national... Read More [+]

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  • UPDATED: Hugh Freeze's Day At ESPN Car Wash

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - Football

    UPDATE: Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.Here are more of Coach Freeze's interviews in Bristol. Scroll down to the earlier post to hear him on Ivan Maisel's podcast. Listen: Freeze on the Paul Finebaum Show Listen: Freeze on the Freddie Coleman Show... read more

  • Freeze Visits ESPN Headquarters Monday

    Sunday, July 20, 2014 - Football

    All 14 Southeastern Conference football coaches will travel to ESPN's annual mid-summer football coaches "car wash" - in which guests appear across multiple programs and platforms over one day - at ESPN's Bristol, Conn., headquarters on Monday and Tuesday. Ole... read more

  • What They're Saying: Ole Miss At SEC Media Days

    Friday, July 18, 2014 - Football

    Ole Miss took its turn at the annual SEC Media Days on Thursday. Joining head coach Hugh Freeze was senior quarterback Bo Wallace, junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and senior safety Cody Prewitt. Here are a few related SEC Media... read more

  • Rebels Raise Expectations Entering Year Three

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

    Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said on day one that his expectations were to make the program relevant in the Southeastern Conference Western Division. With a full allotment of 85 scholarship players and more depth of both sides of... read more

  • Healthy, Confident Wallace Eyes Atlanta

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

    Once overshadowed, Wallace now finds himself more firmly in the spotlight after the departure of seven of the league's eight top passers. The dean of SEC quarterbacks, Wallace is the league's leading returner in total offense, passing yards and passing... read more

  • Freeze Meets With Local Media At Media Days

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

    Before taking his turn at the podium in the main room at SEC Media Days on Thursday, head coach Hugh Freeze met with members of the Ole Miss local media and addressed a wide variety of topics. Here are some... read more

  • What They're Saying: Day 3 Of SEC Media Days

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

    Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day Three of SEC Media Days, which featured Steve Shaw (SEC), Justin Connolly (ESPN),... read more

  • What They're Saying: Day 2 Of SEC Media Days

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - Football

    Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day Two of SEC Media Days, which featured South Carolina, Mississippi State, Texas A&M... read more

  • Ole Miss In CFB 24/7 14 For '14 Series

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Football

    NFL.com CFB 24/7 has counted down the 14 college football players to watch -- and some other college football topics -- in varying categories in 2014. Below are the highlights for Ole Miss and the link to the complete 14... read more

  • What They're Saying: Day 1 Of SEC Media Days

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Football

    Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day 1 of SEC Media Days, which featured SEC commissioner Mike Slive, Auburn, Florida... read more

  • Cozart Named Best Defensive SS Of First Half

    Sunday, July 13, 2014 - Baseball

    Former Ole Miss player Zack Cozart, now a member of the Cincinnati Reds, was named the best defensive shortstop in baseball for the first half of the 2014 season. ESPN Insider Scott Spratt selected one player from either league at... read more

  • The Season: Ole Miss Baseball Postseason

    Saturday, July 12, 2014 - Baseball

    The Season: Ole Miss Baseball: Omaha Bound from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 1: Regionals from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 2: Super Regionals from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 3: CWS Games 1 & 2... read more

  • Ole Miss Preps For SEC Media Days

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - Football

    Three student-athletes and the head coach of each of the 14 Southeastern Conference football programs will participate in SEC Football Media Days, July 14-17, at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala.Ole Miss will take its... read more

  • Ole Miss And The World Cup

    Thursday, July 3, 2014 - Athletics

    The United States' run in the 2014 World Cup came to an end with a 2-1 extra-time loss to Belgium in the Round of 16. For many fans, it's also the end of the road, but for a few Ole... read more

  • Kennedy Talks Staff, Roster On Teleconference

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - Men's Basketball

    Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy talks about the addition of assistant coach Tony Madlock and the new-look roster for the upcoming season, among other topics, on the SEC Summer Men's Basketball Coaches Media Teleconference Monday. Here are the highlights:Ole... read more