Steven McRoberts out as Ole Miss volleyball coach

Published 2:56 pm Tuesday, December 3, 2019

After one of the program’s most successful runs, the man responsible for leading the Ole Miss volleyball team is stepping away.

On Tuesday, Ole Miss volleyball coach Steven McRoberts and the school mutually agreed to part ways, per an announcement from athletics director Keith Carter.

“Coach McRoberts represented Ole Miss with class and integrity over the past six years,” Carter said. “He made tremendous contributions to our program and to the lives of our student-athletes, and we wish him the best as he moves forward.”

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During his tenure at Ole Miss, McRoberts guided the Rebels to a 111-82 record in six seasons, including the 14-15 record this year. The Rebels reached the postseason one time under McRoberts when they won the National Invitational Volleyball Championship during a 22-14 season in 2017.

“I’m extremely grateful for the six years that I’ve had at Ole Miss,” McRoberts said. “I’ve had the pleasure of coaching some great young ladies during that time. I’m thankful for my staff and all the hard work that they’ve put into this program. I’m sorry that I couldn’t get the program up to the level it needed to be.”

McRoberts was hired on Jan. 16, 2014. The program enjoyed four consecutive winning seasons from 2014-17 and 12 regular-season tournament titles.