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McNickle returns to MSU as part of Memphis staff

February 20, 2014

Memphis pitching coach and former Mississippi State assistant coach Russ McNickle, right, visits with one of his players during Wednesday's game. (Photo by Lee Adams)

A past relationship was rekindled when Memphis and Mississippi State faced off on the baseball field on Wednesday.
Bulldog head coach John Cohen was on the MSU roster as a player in the late 80's and standing across the field from him Wednesday was a blast from the past in the form of Memphis associate head coach Russ McNickle.
During Cohen’s playing days, the Tigers coach served as graduate assistant for State.

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