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.
A former All-SEC defender for the Rebels, Jessica Hiskey completed her first season as an assistant coach on Matt Mott’s staff in 2018.
Hiskey played a pivotal role in Ole Miss’ defensive successes in 2018. The Rebels posted seven shutouts on the season, surrendering just six goals in nine matches at the Ole Miss Soccer Stadium. Some of the Rebels’ best defensive performances on the year came against top-competition. The Rebels were the first team and one of just four total during the regular season to hold Texas A&M to one goal or less, maintaining a 1-1 draw through 110 minutes of action.
The Rebels finished the regular season with three-straight shutout victories over Kentucky, No. 25 Mississippi State and No. 7 Vanderbilt. The streak was the longest in SEC play for Ole Miss since a similar three-match run in 2015. The Rebels were one of just three teams during the regular season to hold the SEC Champion Commodores without a goal.
Prior to joining the staff at her alma mater, Hiskey tested the waters of coaching during the Spring of 2016, serving as assistant coach for the Oxford Soccer Club. Playing the role of instructor and mentor for the youth squad, Hiskey also designed and implemented training sessions twice a week for the club.
After finishing her collegiate career, Hiskey became just the fourth known Rebel to sign a professional contract, joining Skövde KIK in Sweden. During her two-year stint, she helped Skövde KIK achieve its highest league finish in club-history (3rd) as well as the program’s lowest goals against average for a season.
From 2012-15 Hiskey was a Stalwart for the Rebels both on the back line and at midfield, starting 74 matches and logging over 7,000 minutes on the pitch during her career. She found the back of the net 10 times in a Rebel kit, dishing out five assists.
During her senior campaign, Hiskey helped lead Ole Miss to its first-ever NCAA Sweet-16, starting all 23 contests on the year. She became the first Rebel defender to be named All-SEC since 2011, collecting Second Team honors after registering five points on two goals and one assist.
The Franklin, Tennessee native put together her most impressive offensive season as a junior in 2014, scoring six goals and adding two assists for 14 points. Of the 1,840 minutes for Ole Miss on the season, Hiskey was off the field for just 31 off them.
As a sophomore, Hiskey helped lead the Rebels to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2009, earning the program’s first tournament win since 2003 with a 9-0 victory over Jackson State in Oxford. After missing the first nine games of the season due to a summer injury, she saw action in 15 matches, starting the final 10 games of the season. Hiskey played a part in six Rebel shutouts, scoring her lone goal against JSU in the NCAA First Round match.
Starting her Rebel career in 2012, Hiskey immediately became a fixture in the starting lineup. She started all 22 matches on the season at defender, playing the most minutes of any field player at 1,946 minutes, just six minutes behind starting goalkeeper Kelly McCormick. She played every minute of 20 matches, including each of the final 16 outings. Hiskey scored one goal and assisted on a pair, including the game winner against LSU in the Second Round of the SEC Tournament.
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.