Head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin enters her second season with the Rebels in 2019-20 after a successful first year that saw her bring a rejuvenated spirit and energy to the historic Ole Miss women’s basketball program.
McPhee-McCuin took over a Rebel program that had just four returners and willed it to outperform all the preseason polls that had picked Ole Miss unanimously to finish last.
Coach Yo came to Ole Miss following five seasons spent transforming Jacksonville into a perennial power in the Atlantic Sun Conference. During her tenure, McPhee-McCuin led the Dolphins to a 94-63 record (50-24 in ASUN play) and postseason appearances in each of her last three seasons. McPhee-McCuin has also served as the head coach for the Bahamian national team since 2013.
McPhee-McCuin was the first Bahamian woman to sign a Division I letter of intent to play basketball, as well as the first Bahamian woman to coach at a Division I program. She was the first black female head coach at Jacksonville before also becoming the first black female head coach in Ole Miss women’s basketball history.
Coach Yo is a member of the “So You Want to be a Coach” program through the WBCA, and she holds membership in the Women of Color Association and has been inducted into two Hall of Fames. She is a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated.
Born April 30, 1982, the former Yolett McPhee and her husband, Kelly McCuin, have two daughters: Yasmine and Yuri.