Kendricks originally stepped down as Oxford’s boys track and field coach in late May but remained on the staff to coach the school’s cross-country runners.
The Oxford EAGLE confirmed through several sources that while Kendricks is expected to continue to teach full-time at the school, he will no longer coach at the school. Instead, Kendricks will assist Ole Miss’ first-year coach Brian O’Neal and coach the Rebels’ pole vaulters, which includes his son, Sam, an All-American pole vaulter.
During his 13 seasons at Oxford, Kendricks led the Chargers to five state championships in track, three state titles in cross-country, 21 combined division titles and 18 regional championships in track.
Kendricks has also coached six All-Americans and has had athletes named state champions in all 17 track and field events.
In addition, Kendricks has coached 21 medalists in the pole vault.
An announcement regarding Oxford’s next cross-country coach is expected to be announced following Monday’s school board meeting.
Oxford’s cross-country runners were informed of Kendricks’ departure this morning. (July 17, 2012, Page 6)