When you win a national championship, you get paid like it.
On Wednesday, Ole Miss and head baseball coach Mike Bianco agreed on a new four-year contract with a base salary of $1.625 million, making him the second-highest-paid coach in the nation behind Vanderbilt’s Tim Corbin.
“We are blessed to have Mike Bianco as our head coach, and we intend for him to lead our baseball team for many, many years to come,” Ole Miss AD Keith Carter said. “With his remarkable track record, no one was more deserving of that national title run than Mike. We have accomplished so much in every facet of our program, and under Mike’s leadership, we look forward to continuing that level of success and experiencing more championship moments.”
Bianco’s new contract also includes an extensive bonus structure, including $400,000 for another national championship.
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“I appreciate Keith, Chancellor Boyce and our Board of Trustees for proactively and aggressively getting this done,” Bianco said. “I am ecstatic about continuing to lead this incredible program with the support of a community that means so much to Camie and me. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there is no better fan base in the country. We’ve always known that but after what you guys did in Omaha, the entire country knows it – Rebel fans showed up and made a difference! As always, none of this happens without the incredible players and coaches who have helped us build this program along the way. I can’t wait to see everyone back at Swayze next spring, and I am proud to be an Ole Miss Rebel.”
In 22 years at Ole Miss, Bianco has compiled an overall record of 854-485-1 with 18 NCAA Tournament berths. In 2022, he led the program to its first-ever national championship, subsequently being named National Coach of the Year by D1Baseball, the American Baseball Coaches Association, and Collegiate Baseball.