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Sources - Mississippi State Assistant Nick Mingione to be Kentucky Head Coach

Mississippi State's longtime baseball assistant will be Kentucky's next head coach.

Gene Swindoll,

Sources are starting to report that Mississippi State assistant baseball coach Nick Mingione will be the next head coach at Kentucky.

Mingione just completed his 8th season as a Mississippi State assistant and recruiting coordinator, being a part of John Cohen's staff in Starkville since he became head coach. Mingione was also on John Cohen's staff at Kentucky from 2006-2007.

Mingione will be replacing Gary Henderson in Lexington, who spent eight years as head coach and compiled a 258-199 record, reaching the NCAA Tournament twice, in 2012 and 2014. Henderson resigned after missing the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year.