Ole Miss makes official the hiring of MTSU’s Kermit Davis

OXFORD, Miss. – Mississippi has hired Middle Tennessee’s Kermit Davis as its men’s basketball coach.

The school made the announcement Thursday and said it would introduce Davis on campus Monday.

The 58-year-old Davis has coached at Middle Tennessee since 2002 and led the program to the NCAA Tournament in 2013, 2016 and 2017. The Leakesville, Mississippi, native also led the Blue Raiders to league titles in seven of the last nine seasons during time in Conference USA and the Sun Belt. Davis replaces Andy Kennedy, who resigned in February after nearly 12 years leading the Rebels.

Davis will take over an Ole Miss program that finished with a 12-20 record this season, including a 5-13 mark in the Southeastern Conference.