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Jamie Trachsel Leaving Minnesota For Ole Miss

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Jamie Trachsel is leaving Minnesota to become the new head coach at Ole Miss, both programs announced Friday.

"I appreciate what Coach Trachsel accomplished at Minnesota and wish her the best in her new position," Minnesota athletics director Mark Coyle said in a statement. "A national search for our next head coach has already begun, and we have identified several candidates. Our program has a history of success, institutional support and a dedicated fan base. We also have a talented core returning next season, and I am excited to share everything our softball program has to offer with candidates." 

Trachsel, who led the Gophers to their only Women's College World Series appearance in 2019, won 102 games in three seasons at the helm of Minnesota's program.

Trachsel will now replace Ruben Felix, who was named the interim head coach for the Rebels after Mike Smith resigned in December. Ole Miss had a 12-13 record for the coronavirus-shortened 2020 campaign.

During her head coaching tenure at Minnesota, Trachsel accumulated a record of 102-40-1. She helped the Gophers to a 46-14 mark during their magical WCWS season last year, as well as a Big Ten Tournament title in 2018.

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