Mississippi State announced Monday the promotion of Samantha Ricketts to head coach after being part of the Bulldogs staff since 2015. It's quite a rise for Ricketts who finished her college softball playing career 10 years ago at Oklahoma and began her coaching career as a graduate coach in Norman shortly there after for two seasons. She then moved to her first full-time assistant job at Wichita State for three seasons (2012-2014) prior to joining the Bulldogs. Last season she was promoted to associate head coach and is now the new leader of the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
So what led to the eventual hire of Ricketts and who will she hire to join her staff? We will address those questions and more below.
Following Monday's announcement, Ricketts took to Twitter with this statement:
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