Andy Kennedy to Step Down at Conclusion of 2017-18 Basketball Season


OXFORD, Miss. (WCBI) — After twelve seasons, Ole Miss will bid farewell to the winningest coach in Rebel basketball history.

In a press conference on Monday afternoon, Andy Kennedy announced he will resign as head coach at Ole Miss following the 2017-18 season. Kennedy’s team is currently 11-14 this season and is in the midst of a five-game losing streak.

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A native of Louisville, Kennedy has amassed 245 victories during his 12 seasons as head coach at Ole Miss. In his previous 11 completed seasons with the Rebels, Kennedy’s teams never had a losing record.

Kennedy’s best team and successes at Ole Miss came during the 2012-13 season led by Marshall Henderson where the Rebels won the 2013 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament and advanced to the round of 32 in the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

In his 11 completed seasons as head coach, Kennedy never finished below sixth in the Southeastern Conference whether it was in the West division or in the entire conference.