Ole Miss' Andy Kennedy announces plans to step down

Andy Kennedy has 245 wins in 12 seasons with the Rebels, more wins than any other coach in program history (Photo Courtesy: Ole Miss)

Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy will step down at the end of the season.

The former UAB player and assistant coach has 245 wins in 12 seasons with the Rebels. The team has never had a losing season, but that streak is in jeopardy. Ole Miss is 11-14, 4-8 in the SEC.

Kennedy hopes his decision to step down will absorb the disappointment of this season, so the program and the players don't have to deal with the fallout.

"I have too much respect for this university," Kennedy said. "I have too much respect for the position of being a head coach in the SEC to allow any speculation about my job status to create a divisive distraction for this program."

Kennedy is the 2nd leading scorer in UAB basketball history, putting up 1,787 points in three season with the Blazers (1988-1991). He spent six seasons as a UAB assistant coach on Murry Bartow's staff (1995-2001).

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