The school announced earlier this morning that basketball coach Andy Kennedy will have two years added to his contract and will get a pay increase.
Kennedy was making $900,000 and will now make $1.3 million. He did not get a raise following the 2008-2009 season, which included a 16-15 overall mark, 7-9 in the SEC, a rash of season-ending injuries to key players and an off-court issue for Kennedy in Cincinnati.
Kennedy’s new salary has him in the middle of the pack within the SEC basketball pay range. His staff received raises too.
The Rebels went 24-11 this season, 9-7 in the SEC, sharing the Western Division title. It was the first plus-.500 SEC season for Ole Miss since 2002.
Kennedy is 85-50 at Ole Miss, 31-33 in SEC regular season games and also shared the West in 2007, his first season.
Said Ole Miss athletics director Pete Boone: “He runs an excellent program, has recruited more talent than has been here before, and our academic standing is better than ever before.”