Andy Kennedy returns for his fifth season as assistant coach for the UAB basketball program.
Kennedy came back to the Blazer program in June, 1996, after beginning his coaching career as an assistant at the University of South Alabama during the 1994-95 season.
At UAB, Kennedy begins his second year as recruiting coordinator, as well as handling perimeter development for the program. His first recruiting class last year was ranked 19th by All Star Publications and No. 24 by Hoop Scoop.
Kennedy also played for the Blazers from 1988-91 and virtually rewrote the team?s record book; in addition to ranking second on the UAB all-time scoring list with 1,787 points, he owns or shares 20 Blazer single-game, season, and career marks. He still ranks as the school?s top three-point shooter, holding records such as most three-point field goals made (318) and career three-point field goal percentage (.437), and also holds UAB career marks for 20 and 30+-point games (43 and 7, respectively).
Kennedy earned a B.A. in history from UAB in 1991, and after a brief stint with the Charlotte Hornets, played professional basketball in several countries for three years (1991-94). Prior to transferring to UAB, Kennedy played for the late Jim Valvano at North Carolina State and was a member of the 1987 ACC championship team. A 1986 Parade All-America selection out of Louisville (Miss.) High School, he was named the player of the year for the state of Mississippi.
The 32-year-old Kennedy (born March 13, 1968) is married to the former Kimber Williams of Raleigh, N.C. They have two daughters, Meagan Leigh (age 3) and Kaitlyn (8 months).