Kermit Davis Out At Ole Miss

The college coaching carousel has begun to turn and it’s taken Kermit Davis of Ole Miss with it.

The school announced Friday that the two sides “have mutually agreed to part ways effective immediately.”

Ole Miss is 10-18, 2-13 in the SEC. Davis went 74-79 in five seasons.

“We thank Coach Davis for his dedication to the Ole Miss basketball program and our student-athletes,” Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Keith Carter said in a statement. “No one wanted to bring a title home to Mississippi more than him, and we appreciate the passion for that goal that he shared with our team every day. As he has throughout his career, Coach Davis worked tirelessly to produce a winner, and we wish him, Betty and his family the very best in the future.”

“My family and I are extremely thankful for the opportunity to lead the Ole Miss men’s basketball program the past five years,” Davis said. “We appreciate Chancellor Boyce, Keith Carter, the staff and players for their support and work ethic on behalf of our program, and I wish Ole Miss the best going forward. Oxford is a special place to live and work.”

Rebel assistant coach Win Case will serve as acting head coach for the remainder of the 2023 season.

“This team has fought hard all season, and we expect that to continue over these final games,” said Carter. “We appreciate Coach Case stepping in during a time of transition, and he will have the full support of our administration as we close out this season.”

Carter announced a national search for the Rebels’ next head coach is underway.

Among possible replacements are Dusty May (Florida Atlantic), Andy Kennedy (UAB), former Texas coach Chris Beard, former LSU coach Will Wade, Pat Kelsey (College of Charleston), Bucky McMillan (Samford) and Casey Alexander (Belmont). The school could also make a run at Memphis coach Penny Hardaway, but he may be unlikely to leave for that job.

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