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Ole Miss Announces Its New Head Coach

The basketball hoop during the Pac-12 Tournament.

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

A major head coaching vacancy has been filled. Ole Miss has its next head coach.

The Rebels announced this morning that they have hired Kermit Davis. The hire was reported by multiple outlets on Wednesday.

Davis, 56, is a Mississippi native. He played collegiately at Mississippi State.

The head coach had been Middle Tennessee's head coach since 2002. He led the program to three NCAA Tournament appearances over the last five years.

A press conference is set to be held on Monday.

Ole Miss announced the news on Twitter.

Here are some of Davis' career highlights, from Ole Miss:

- 403 career wins

- 8-time Conference Coach of the Year

- 11 conferences championships as a head coach

- 10th-best winning % (.789) of any coach over the last 3 years

- Top 15 in both wins (179) and winning % (.746) over the past 7 seasons

Davis is 453–249 (.645) as a head coach. Ole Miss has made just two NCAA Tournaments since 2002. The Rebels last made the second round in 2015.