Texas A&M Basketball Coaching Staff

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Boston College
Dec 8, 2018
College Station, TX

Billy Kennedy

Head Coach

Taking the helm before Texas A&M’s final season in the Big 12, Billy Kennedy has overseen an important transition in Aggie basketball history. A&M has reached the postseason on two occasions under Kennedy's watch, including 2014-15's trip to the NIT during which the Aggies reached 20 wins (21) for just the 14th time in program history. The improvement on the court — mixed with Kennedy’s recruiting prowess — allowed the Aggies to land a 2015 recruiting class that ranked in the consensus top ten nationally. Kennedy has seen four players garner All-SEC honors during his time in Aggieland. In his second season, A&M defeated reigning national champion Kentucky in Rupp Arena — giving John Calipari his first home loss as the coach of the Wildcats. Before coming to A&M, Kennedy was twice named Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year and led Murray State to its first NCAA tournament victory in 20 seasons.

Amir Abdur-Rahim

Assistant Coach

Amir Abdur-Rahim's first year in Aggieland coincided with the program's first 20-win season in four years. He came to Texas A&M after two seasons at the College of Charleston, where he was promoted to associate head coach in his final season — a year that saw the Cougars fall just short of the NCAA tournament at 24-11. He had previously spent three seasons (2008-11) under Billy Kennedy at Murray State. Abdur-Rahim ended his playing career at Southeastern Louisiana as the school’s seventh leading scorer all time.

Darby Rich

Strength & Conditioning

During his five years at Texas A&M as strength & conditioning coach, Darby Rich has helped six players receive all-conference accolades. Before coming to College Station Rich spent five seasons at Oklahoma, where he helped the Sooners to four NCAA tournaments and a conference title in 2005. He also worked with eventual No. 1 pick Blake Griffin during his time in Norman. Rich had previously worked with South Carolina’s men’s and women’s basketball programs, the Dallas Cowboys, pro Golfer Anthony Kim and the Sam Houston State Bearkats. Rich played collegiately for the Alabama Crimson Tide, serving as a tri-captain his senior year alongside Robert Horry and Latrell Sprewell.

 
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