Michael F. Bianco (born May 3, 1967) is an American baseball coach and former catcher, who is the head baseball coach of the Ole Miss Rebels baseball. He played college baseball at Indian River Community College before transferring to LSU where he played for coach Skip Bertman from 1988 to 1989. He then served as the head coach of the McNeese State Cowboys (1998–2000).
|Born||May 3, 1967|
|1986–1987||Indian River CC|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1991–1992||Northwestern State (GA)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|College World Series appearance (2014)|
SEC regular season championship (2009)
2× SEC Tournament championships (2006, 2018)
4× SEC West championships (2005, 2009, 2014, 2018)
7× NCAA Super Regionals (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2014, 2019, 2021)
Southland Conference regular season championship (2000)
|Collegiate Baseball National Coach of the Year (2020)|
Seminole High School Hall of Fame
Indian River Community College Hall of Fame
All-Alex Box Omaha Era Team
Bianco attended Seminole High School in Sanford, Florida, where following the conclusion of a senior year, he was drafted in the 13th round of the 1985 Major League Baseball draft by the Boston Red Sox. Bianco played two seasons at Indian River Community College in Florida before transferring to LSU from 1988 to 1989. He was the Tigers' starting catcher and team captain on the 1989 team that finished third at the College World Series.
Under Bianco, Ole Miss has hosted nine NCAA baseball regionals and three NCAA baseball Super Regionals. The program won four SEC Western Division Championships under his guidance (2005, 2009, 2014, 2018), the 2006 SEC Baseball Tournament, the 2018 SEC Baseball Tournament, the 2009 Southeastern Conference Co-Championship, and six NCAA regional championships (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2014, 2019). In 2005, 2006, and 2009, his teams hosted Super Regionals. In 2014 Bianco led the Rebels to victory in the Lafayette Super Regional, defeating the #1 ranked Ragin' Cajuns, and advanced to the College World Series.
Head coaching recordEdit
|McNeese State Cowboys (Southland Conference) (1998–2000)|
|2000||McNeese State||39–20||20–7||T–1st||NCAA Regional|
|McNeese State:||100–71 (.585)||45–32 (.584)|
|Ole Miss Rebels (Southeastern Conference) (2001–present)|
|2001||Ole Miss||39–23–1||17–13||T–2nd (West)||NCAA Regional|
|2002||Ole Miss||37–19||14–16||6th (West)|
|2003||Ole Miss||35–27||17–13||4th (West)||NCAA Regional|
|2004||Ole Miss||39–21||18–12||T–2nd (West)||NCAA Regional|
|2005||Ole Miss||48–20||18–12||T–1st (West)||NCAA Super Regional|
|2006||Ole Miss||44–22||17–13||3rd (West)||NCAA Super Regional|
|2007||Ole Miss||40–25||16–14||3rd (West)||NCAA Super Regional|
|2008||Ole Miss||39–26||15–15||3rd (West)||NCAA Regional|
|2009||Ole Miss||44–20||20–10||T–1st (West)||NCAA Super Regional|
|2010||Ole Miss||39–24||16–14||3rd (West)||NCAA Regional|
|2011||Ole Miss||30–25||13–17||T–5th (West)|
|2012||Ole Miss||37–26||14–16||4th (West)||NCAA Regional|
|2013||Ole Miss||38–24||15–15||4th (West)||NCAA Regional|
|2014||Ole Miss||48–21||19–11||1st (West)||College World Series|
|2015||Ole Miss||30–28||15–14||4th (West)||NCAA Regional|
|2016||Ole Miss||43–19||18–12||4th (West)||NCAA Regional|
|2017||Ole Miss||32–25||14–16||6th (West)|
|2018||Ole Miss||48–17||18–12||T–1st (West)||NCAA Regional|
|2019||Ole Miss||41–27||16–14||5th (West)||NCAA Super Regional|
|2020||Ole Miss||16–1[a]||0–0||Postseason not held|
|2021||Ole Miss||45–22||18–12||3rd (West)||NCAA Super Regional|
|Ole Miss:||822–462–1 (.640)||328–271 (.548)|
Postseason invitational champion
- The season was not played past March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
- Annie Costabile (April 16, 2017). "The Biancos: the family that loves baseball". www.clarionledger.com. The Clarion-Ledger. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
- "1985 BASEBALL DRAFT". www.baseball-almanac.com. Baseball Almanac, Inc. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
- Chase Parham (February 13, 2017). "Mike Bianco and Ole Miss: The story behind the hire that revived the Rebels". www.rivals.com. Yahoo!. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
- Gregg Ellis (June 8, 2000). "Bianco gets the nod". www.djournal.com. Tupelo Daily Journal. Retrieved April 9, 2020.