Duplisea, an academic counselor, is a 2013 graduate of the University of New England (Maine) before earning his Master's in Sport Administration from Miami (Fla.) just 13 months later. His most recent job was with Ole Miss and its FedEx Student-Athlete Success Center as an intern, beginning in February 2015. While there, Duplisea oversaw student-athlete caseloads from the football and track and field teams. His duties included, but were not limited to, assisting student-athletes with registration, setting and monitoring weekly objectives for academic progress and leading the class monitoring program. He also worked with groups of women's basketball, baseball and volleyball students in summer bridge programs. Duplisea also gained proficiency in NCAA bylaws and continuing eligibility.
“I am really looking forward to working with the great athletics staff and student-athletes at the University of Southern Mississippi," Duplisea said. "I'm very appreciative of the opportunity. SMTTT!”