Southern Miss names Jeff Mitchell interim AD


In Hattiesburg, the search continues for USM’s next athletic director with Jeff Mitchell appointed as interim AD by university president Dr. Rodney Bennett.

Taking Mitchell’s place as deputy AD is Brian Morrison and together that trio will spearhead an evaluation process lasting until the spring.

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Dr. Bennett says he will then meet with various Southern Miss stakeholders across the country to determine his timeline for a permanent hire following Jon Gilbert’s departure for East Carolina earlier this week.