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Todd Abernethy

Todd  Abernethy

Hometown:
Carmel, Ind.

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Ole Miss, 2007

01/26/2015

Rebels, Bulldogs Renew Rivalry

Instate Foes Meet for the 250th Time

01/18/2015

Ole Miss Heads to Georgia for SEC Battle

Rebels, Dogs Tip Tuesday at 6 PM

11/20/2014

Coming Home: Abernethy Returns to Ole Miss as Assistant Coach

Former Ole Miss Hoops Standout Draws from Past Experience in New Role

Follow @toddabernethy10on Twitter

Former Ole Miss hoops standout Todd Abernethy is in his fourth season with the Rebels and his third as an assistant coach. Abernethy served as coordinator of recruiting development and acting assistant coach for the Rebel basketball staff in 2014-15 before moving to a full-time assistant.

Last season, Abernethy helped coach Ole Miss to 22 victories and a berth into the quarterfinals of the National Invitational Tournament. Rebel guards flourished with Abernethy's guidance as Miami (Fla.) transfer Deandre Burnett led the team in scoring (16.5 ppg) and Terence Davis emerged with a breakout sophomore season. After averaging only 1.8 ppg as a freshman, Davis' scoring exploded to 14.9 ppg last year.

During the 2015-16 season, Abernethy and the Rebels won 20 games for the second-straight season and under Abernethy's tutelage senior guard Stefan Moody earned first team All-SEC honors for the second-straight season.

In his first season back in Oxford, Abernethy helped the Rebels win 21 games and advance in the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three seasons. Under his guidance, Moody earned All-SEC first team honors from the Associated Press and the league’s coaches.

A three-time team captain and fan favorite for the Rebels from 2004-07, Abernethy returned to Oxford after serving as the director of basketball operations and video coordinator at IUPUI in 2013. There, he assisted the Jaguars’ coaching staff with day-to-day operations, administrative functions and video coordination.

Following his Ole Miss playing days, Abernethy began a six-year international professional career that included stops in the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and the Ukraine. In 2010, he helped his Tartu Rock squad to the Estonia National Championship, while later helping BK Ventspils to the Final 8 of the EuroChallenge in Latvia in 2012. He later founded the Todd Abernethy Basketball Camp, training the top high school players in Latvia.

A Carmel, Indiana native, Abernethy finished his Ole Miss career with 1,036 points and ranks fourth in school history with 431 assists. He earned All-Southeastern Conference honors in 2006-07 and was voted the league’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2004-05. A three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member, he earned his degree in banking and finance in 2007 and was Ole Miss’ nominee for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post Graduate Scholarship.

Todd and his wife, Micah, a former Ole Miss cross country and track letterwinner, have two daughters, Ruthie and Maria, and a son, Jack.

    • A Closer Look: Safeties

      Friday, January 19, 2018 - Football

      Top Performers: Zedrick Woods (64 tackles, four break ups, four deflections) C.J. Moore (51 tackles, three interceptions) Returning in 2018: Zedrick Woods (Sr., 3L) Jaylon Jones (Jr., 2L), Cam Ordway (Sr., 3L), C.J. Moore (Sr., 3L), Armani Linton (Jr.,... read more

    • A Closer Look: Cornerbacks

      Thursday, January 18, 2018 - Football

      This is the eighth of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Myles Hartsfield (29 solo tackles, 14 assisted tackles, 43... read more

    • A Closer Look: Linebackers

      Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Football

      This is the seventh of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: DeMarquis Gates (112 tackles, 2 sacks, 10 TFL) Returning... read more

    • A Closer Look: Defensive Line

      Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - Football

      This is the sixth of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Breeland Speaks (27 solo tackles, 40 assisted tackles, 67... read more

    • A Closer Look: Offensive Line

      Monday, January 15, 2018 - Football

      This is the fifth of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Returning in 2018: Greg Little (Jr., 2L), Sean Rawlings (Sr., 3L),... read more

    • A Closer Look: Tight Ends

      Thursday, January 11, 2018 - Football

      This is the fourth of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Dawson Knox (10 catches, 324 yards) Returning in 2018:... read more

    • Luke Named Grand Marshal of Biloxi's Mardi Gras Parade

      Thursday, January 11, 2018 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Matt Luke will return to home to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in February. Luke was named the Neptune Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the Krew of Neptune's annual Mardi Gras Parade. The parade is... read more

    • A Closer Look: Wide Receivers

      Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - Football

      This is the third of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performers: A.J. Brown (75 catches, 1,252 yards, 11 touchdowns), DaMarkus... read more

    • A Closer Look: Quarterbacks

      Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - Football

      This is the second of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Jordan Ta'amu (115-of-173, 1,682 yards, 11 touchdowns, four interceptions)... read more

    • A Closer Look: Running Backs

      Monday, January 8, 2018 - Football

      This is the first of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Jordan Wilkins (155 carries, 1,011 rushing yards (6.5 avg.),... read more

    • Tyree Aiming to Become Vocal Leader for Ole Miss

      Sunday, January 7, 2018 -

      Ole Miss needed a lift in the final eight minutes of Saturday's win over Mississippi State. The Rebels trailed 51-42 and were in the midst of a horrible shooting night that had them on the fast track to falling to... read more

    • Luke to be Part of Coaches Film Room During National Title Game

      Saturday, January 6, 2018 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Matt Luke will participate in ESPN's Coaches Film room during Monday night's national championship game between Georgia and Alabama. The Coaches Film room is part of ESPN's MegaCast for the championship game that includes 20... read more

    • Rebels Relying on Guard Play Against Mississippi State

      Friday, January 5, 2018 -

       Andy Kennedy has made his team's path to success this season abundantly clear. Ole Miss has to play with a blue-collar mentality on the defensive end and needs its guards to carry most of the scoring load. The latter was part... read more

    • NFL Rebels: Adeboyejo's Christmas Surprise

      Saturday, December 30, 2017 - Football

      The waiter began removing the clean plates and silverware from the three empty seats on the white cloth. There was no need for them. The only chair occupied at this four-person table at Sonny Lee's Hunan Taste restaurant in... read more

    • Ole Miss Begins SEC Play Against South Carolina

      Saturday, December 30, 2017 - Men's Basketball

      Ole Miss begins a new segment of its season on Sunday and arguably its most important one as South Carolina comes to The Pavilion to tip off SEC play. It was an up-and-down non-conference season for the Rebels who lost three games at... read more

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