“20th year of coaching in the SEC” may be the best way to succinctly summarize the measure of success that Mike Bianco has had at Ole Miss. Baseball in the SEC provides as little wiggle room as football and basketball when it comes to winning. Of course, Bianco learned at the feet of one of the best in LSU’s Skip Bertman, who prepared him both to succeed and to handle success, so the expectations (a monster of his own creation) doesn’t seem to overwhelm him.
In today’s episode, Coach Bianco talks about Ole Miss and Oxford, growing up around Seminole, Florida watching the Big Red Machine in spring training, lessons learned from Skip Bertman, observing the cutting edge approach at LSU, his playing days for the Tigers in Baton Rouge, getting drafted, learning the coaching game, defining success, the stadium and facilities at Ole Miss (including the Baseball Performance Center), drawing some of the biggest crowds in college baseball (winning + “we just ask”), expectations, staff, and family.
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Photo credit: Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics
Intro Music: Matt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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