Ole Miss hires football general manager

Published 6:56 pm Monday, March 2, 2020

OXFORD — Ole Miss football head coach Lane Kiffin announced Monday the hiring of Matt Lindsey as the program’s first general manager.

Lindsey will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Ole Miss football office, which includes administrative duties with player personnel, recruiting, staffing, performance analytics, academic support and other areas.

Lindsey arrives in Oxford after spending the last three years as the director of player personnel at South Carolina. While at South Carolina, Lindsey oversaw all recruiting efforts for the Gamecocks. Aided by Lindsey, South Carolina put together three straight top-25 recruiting classes, including a 2020 class that ranked No. 18 nationally according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

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A native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Lindsey was named the 2018 Football Scoop Player Personnel Director of the Year. In 2017, 247Sports recognized Lindsey in its “30Under30” list of rising stars in college football.

Prior to South Carolina, Lindsey worked in the scouting department for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2013-16.