BLOG: Ole Miss basketball coach Andy Kennedy met with the media Thursday to discuss the current status of his program and its future.One of the things Kennedy talked about Thursday was his staff. While he didn’t want to talk specifically about any coach or any job they may be looking at this offseason, Kennedy did hope all three of his assistants, Michael White, Owen Miller and Torrey Ward, have a shot at being head coaches now or in the future.
“I’m certainly in an evaluation process of visiting with my staff and looking at their options. Every assistant coach in the country wants to be a head coach. I want that for them,” Kennedy said. “I’m supportive of (White) and I would like nothing better for him and all three of my guys to progress in their career.”
White has been linked to two head coaching jobs, Florida Gulf Coast, located in Fort Myers, Fla., and Louisiana Tech this offseason. The News-Press, based out of Ft. Myers, listed White’s name as one of seven possible coaching candidates, although it doesn’t appear that White is the main coach of interest. That individual, according to the article, is Florida State assistant Andy Enfield, who will be on the Seminoles’ bench tonight when they play VCU in the Round of 16.
White played at Ole Miss from 1995-1999 and has been an assistant at Ole Miss since 2005. White has ties to the state of Florida having been born in Dunedin as well as Louisiana where he grew up and played high school basketball in New Orleans when his father was the AD at Tulane. (March 25, 2011)