Bianco hires Rob Reinstetle

Ole Miss Baseball Coach Mike Bianco didn't waste any time in finding his man to fill the vacancy left by Dan McDonnell, who took the head coaching job at Louisville this week. Bianco hired South Alabama Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Rob Reinstetle to take over his top assistant's post.

Ole Miss Baseball Coach Mike Bianco tabbed South Alabama Recruiting Coordinator Rob Reinstetle to take over the duties occupied by Dan McDonnell, who is now the head coach at Louisville after serving with the Rebs the past six seasons.

Bianco said Reinstetle will be the Rebel recruiting coordinator, hitting coach, infield coach and will handle third base coaching duties in games.

Rebel Hitting Coach Stuart Lake has resigned his position at Ole Miss to pursue another baseball opportunity. Pitching Coach Kyle Bunn and Coach Carl Lafferty will remain on Bianco's staff, but both will be promoted a "notch."

We will interview Bianco and Reinstetle as soon as possible on the hire and coaching changes. The following is Reinstetle's bio from South Alabama's web site prior to the 2006 season:

Rob Reinstetle enters his first season as an assistant coach for the Jaguars. Reinstetle serves as the teams recruiting coordinator and is responsible for coaching the infielders and hitters.

Prior to his arrival at USA, Reinstetle served two seasons as an assistant coach / hitting instructor at the College of Charleston. Reinstetle orchestrated the Southern Conference's top offensive teams in 2004 and 2005.

In 2005, the College of Charleston led the country in 2005 batting with a .355 mark as a team. During the 2004 season, Reinstetle's hitters finished second in the country with a .341 team batting average and set a school and Southern Conference record for runs scored with 553. For the first time in school history, the Cougars had five players reach the 50 RBI plateau. Reinstetle also had three players exceed 100 hits in a season.

In 2003, Reinstetle served as assistant coach/ recruiting coordinator at Okaloosa-Walton Community College. He helped OWCC to a 43-13 record and a second place finish in the Florida Junior College Regional Tournament. Under the guidance of Reinstetle, the OWCC offense led the state of Florida in batting .349 and doubles 138. Reinstetle came to OWCC after one season as an assistant coach at the University of Cincinnati.

Prior to his stint with the Bearcats, he served as an assistant coach at Ohio Dominican College in 2001, where he helped lead the Panthers to the NAIA World Series in Lewiston Id.

After earning his undergraduate degree from Ohio Dominican in 1999, he spent two years serving as an associate professional scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers, while coaching American Legion baseball in Upper Arlington near his hometown. Reinstetle received an Associates of Arts degree from OWCC in 1997 and also played for the Raider baseball team from 1995-97.

Born: June 28, 1976, Columbus Ohio

High School: Upper Arlington High School

College: Okaloosa-Walton 1997, Ohio Dominican 1999

Playing Experience: Okaloosa-Walton, Campbell University

Coaching Experience:

South Alabama (first season) 2006-present

College of Charleston (2 seasons) 2004-2005

Okaloosa-Walton (1 season) 2003

Cincinnati (1 season) 2002 Ohio Dominican (2 seasons) 2000-2001


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