Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Ross Bjor stated the following on the news:
“Coach Insell inherited a very difficult situation in 2013, and we appreciate his focus and hard work over the last five years,” Bjork said. “In our final analysis, Coach Insell and I agreed that the program needs new leadership. Coach Insell will be a coach for a long time in the future, and we wish him the best as he moves forward.
“Ole Miss Women’s Basketball has a deep history of success, and we will search the nation for the best coach. We have a great foundation in place, and I know we can compete at the highest level.”
In his tenure, Insell compiled an overall record of 70-87 in five seasons and 18-62 in SEC play. The Lady Rebels did appear in the WNIT twice, once in 2015 and 2017 — which they advanced to the third round (the furthest in program history).