Ole Miss Rebel Soccer
Matthew Mott, who finished his fifth year as head coach in 2014, was named the second womens soccer head coach in Ole Miss history on May 10, 2010.
Since taking over the program five seasons ago, Mott has overseen the Rebels in a surge toward the top of the Southeastern Conference standings and delivered the best season in program history in 2013.
In 2013, the Rebels posted a 16-win season, marking the most wins in a season and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for only the second time in program history. Ole Miss also hosted an NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history, defeating Jackson State 9-0 in the opening-round game.
Associate Head Coach
Rob Thompson has served five seasons in charge of goalkeepers and was promoted to the position of Associate Head Coach following the 2014 season.
The 2013 season saw the Rebel defense help Ole Miss to a record-setting 16 wins that included 10 shutout victories behind the play of junior goalkeeper Kelly McCormick. The keeper became the winningest goalkeeper in program history, 34 victories for her career under the tutelage of Thompson.
In the 2012 season, McCormick helped the Rebels post eight shutout victories, including a stretch of four-consecutive shutouts as Ole Miss rolled to an 8-0 start to set the best start to a season in program history. In that stretch of shutouts, the McCormick and the Rebels played 483 minutes of shutout soccer, setting a new school record.
Melissa Terry is in her first season as an assistant coach at Ole Miss after joining the coaching staff in December of 2014.
An All-America selection as a collegiate player, Terry comes to Ole Miss with a wealth of experience working in collegiate athletics and brings a variety of knowledge on different aspects of collegiate soccer after working with successful womens soccer programs, including a pair of College Cup appearances at Florida State and a four-year playing career at Central Oklahoma.
“We are thrilled to add Melissa to the Ole Miss soccer family,” head coach Matthew Mott said. “She brings a wealth of experience with her when it comes to preparing and training athletes to compete at the highest level. She really separated herself from the pack in our coaching search with her energy level, her knowledge of the sport and athletic training and her passion for soccer.”
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Richard Beebe is in his first season as a volunteer assistant coach with the Rebels in the 2014 season.Beebe joins the Rebels after serving as an assistant coach at his alma mater, William Carey, where he was also a standout soccer player himself.
As an assistant at William Carey, Beebe helped lead the womens team to the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) championship in 2013 with a perfect 11-0 record in conference play and outscoring foes 53-to-6 on the season. It was the first SSAC title for William Carey.
He helped the team advance to the Sweet 16 of the NAIA tournament while posting an 18-5 record on the season and a final ranking of 10th in the national polls. Beebe worked with the defenders at William Carey and helped coach Lauren Satcher to third team NAIA All-America honors and second team All-America honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Director of Operations
Summer Ragsdale is in her second season with the Rebel staff as the Director of Operations, after joining the Ole Miss program for the 2013 season.
Ragsdale joined the Rebels in the summer of 2013 after spending the previous year with the Bandera Independent School District where she served as an assistant coach with the varsity soccer team, as well as coaching the junior high volleyball and golf teams.
As a player, Ragsdale lettered four seasons at Auburn before earning her degree in Business Administration in 2008. She was twice named to the Southeastern Conference Good Works Team for community service, served as the teams Academic Captain and was also the recipient of the Coachs Award in 2006 and 2008.