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Leadership

  • HC
    Andy Kennedy
  • AC
    Bill Armstrong
  • AC
    Tony Madlock
  • AC
    Todd Abernethy
Head Coach
Andy Kennedy
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Andy Kennedy
Head Coach
  • The all-time winningest coach in Ole Miss history
  • Two-time SEC Coach of the Year (2007, 2013)
  • 2013 SEC Tournament Title
  • 2013 NCAA Third Round
  • Two SEC Western Division Titles (2007, 2010)
  • Two NIT Final Four appearances (2008, 2010)
  • Six postseason berths (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Tied the school record with 27 wins in 2013
  • Six 20+ win seasons (2007 – 21, 2008 – 24, 2010 – 24, 2011 – 20, 2012 – 20, 2013-27)
  • Ole Miss was the only team in the SEC recognized by the NCAA in 2011-12 season for being in the top-10 percent of teams in the men’s basketball Academic Progress Rate.
  • More postseason wins (7) than any coach in program history.
  • Reached 100 wins faster than any coach in school history (158 games).
  • The first coach in school history to lead Ole Miss to seven-straight winning seasons.
  • Led Rebels to six 20-plus win season in first seven after and program recorded seven such seasons in first 95 years.
  • The Rebels have been nationally ranked a total of 18 weeks during Kennedy’s tenure, rising as high as 14th.
  • Has coached the school’s all-time leading rebounder, shot blocker and 3-point FG shooter.
  • Boasts the fourth-most wins in SEC history by a coach in his first seven years in the league with 151. The others: Rick Pitino, Kentucky (184), Wimp Sanderson, Alabama (155), Joe B. Hall, Kentucky (154).
  • The fifth coach in SEC history to guide his teams to 20+ wins in six of his first seven seasons. The others: Joe. B. Hall (Kentucky), Don DeVoe (Tennessee), Rick Pitino (Kentucky) and Tubby Smith (Kentucky).
  • Fourth coach in SEC history with 45 or more wins in his first two seasons at a league school. The others: Tubby Smith (63 at Kentucky, 45 at Georgia), Eddie Sutton (50 at Kentucky) and Bruce Pearl (46 at Tennessee).
  • Ole Miss season and single-game attendance records have been shattered.
  • Ole Miss season led the SEC in scoring (77.2) for the first time in school history.
  • Ole Miss team statistical records in nearly every offensive category and some defensive categories have been established, as well as many individual records.
  • Ole Miss is third in the SEC behind Florida and Kentucky for the most All-SEC guards in the last six years (5).
  • In 2007-08, Ole Miss set school records for longest winning streak and most wins to start a season.
  • In 2006-07, Ole Miss won the most games (21) by a first-year Rebel head coach and received SEC Coach of the Year honors.
Assistant Coach
Bill Armstrong
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Bill Armstrong
Assistant Coach
  • Bill Armstrong is in his fifth season as an assistant coach and his 10th season at Ole Miss after serving five seasons as the Rebels’ Coordinator of Basketball Operations.
  • Coached guard Stefan Moody to first-team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press and league in 2015-16
  • in 2012-13, as Ole Miss tied a school record with 27 wins, claimed the school’s second SEC Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002.
  • In his first season as an assistant, Armstrong helped lead the Rebels to 20 wins and an NIT bid.
  • Helped Ole Miss to an SEC Tournament title, seven postseason berths and a pair of SEC West titles over the last nine seasons.
  • A four-year letterman at UAB from 1998-2001, Armstrong played under Kennedy, who was then an assistant coach with the Blazers. He served as team captain as a senior and helped the Blazers reach the NCAA Tournament in 1999 and the NIT in 1998.

 

Assistant Coach
Tony Madlock
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Tony Madlock
Assistant Coach
  • Tony Madlock boasts more than 15 years of collegiate coaching experience, is in his second season as an assistant coach with the Rebels.
  • In his first season in Oxford, Matlock helped the Rebels win 21 games and advance in the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three seasons.
  • Madlock, who spent four seasons as a member of Tony Barbee’s staff at Auburn, has also coached four seasons as an assistant at UTEP and nine seasons at Arkansas State.
  • A four-year letterman and three-year starter for Memphis from 1988-92, He still ranks among the school’s all-time leaders for games played.
  • Played one year of professional basketball in South America prior to starting his coaching career.

 

Assistant Coach
Todd Abernethy
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Todd Abernethy
Assistant Coach
  • In his second season with the Rebels and his first as an assistant coach.
  • Abernethy helped the Rebels win 21 games and advance in the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three seasons in 2013-14.
  • Was a three-time captain for the Rebels from 2004-07.
  • Served as the Director of Basketball Operations and Video Coordinator at IUPUI in 2013.