Friday, February 3, 2023

Another Assistant Basketball Coach Leaves Ole Miss

Ole Miss basketball coach Andy Kennedy now has the challenge of finding two assistant coaches.

Sergio Rouco

Sergio Rouco is leaving Ole Miss to take an assistant job at the University of South Florida. Rouco had been a member of coach Kennedy’ staff since 2011. Previously, he was a Division I head coach and a 25-year veteran in coaching ranks at many levels.
While at Ole Miss, Rouco  and previously departed assistant Al Pinkins helped mentor Marshall Henderson to SEC Player of the Year honors, Murphy Holloway to the All-SEC first team and Reginald Buckner to the SEC All-Defense Team. Both former Ole Miss assistants were key in helping bring in recruits like Sebastian Saiz and Dwight Coleby.
Al Pinkins

Pinkins left the program earlier this year to join former Southern Miss head coach Donnie Tyndall at the University of Tennessee. There he will be an assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator for the Vols. He held the same role at Ole Miss since the 2011 season.
—Adam Brown, sports editor of