Rod Barnes Out as Ole Miss Basketball Coach March 4, 2006 at 4:11 AM CST - Updated July 26 at 10:55 PM Ole Miss will have a New Men's Basketball Coach next season.. Rebels Athletic Director Pete Boone announced today Rod Barnes will not return as Head Coach. Barnes will finish out the season... Ole Miss plays at LSU tomorrow and wraps up the year in the S.E.C. Tournament next week in Nashville. Barnes, a former Rebels Player and Assistant Coach, is 141-and-107 in eight seasons coaching his alma mater. He's just 4-wins shy of the most in school history, but, Barnes teams have struggled lately, winning no more than 4-League games in each of the last 4-seasons. Ole Miss is 14-and-14 this season.