OXFORD, Miss. - Former Ole Miss hoops standout Todd Abernethy has joined the Rebel basketball staff as Coordinator of Recruiting Development, head coach Andy Kennedy announced Monday.
A three-time team captain and fan favorite for the Rebels from 2004-07, Abernethy returns to Oxford after serving as the Director of Basketball Operations and Video Coordinator at IUPUI last season. There, he assisted the Jaguars' coaching staff with day-to-day operations, administrative functions and video coordination.
"I am very excited to announce that Todd Abernethy has returned to Ole Miss as a new member of my staff," Kennedy said. "Todd was the starting point guard on my first team here and was instrumental in leading a team that had finished last in the division the year before to an SEC West title his senior season. His experience, knowledge and passion for basketball and for Ole Miss will show in the contributions he will make to our program."
In his role with the Rebels, Abernethy will assist with on-campus recruiting, player development, academic support and former player outreach.
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.
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