Ole Miss head men’s basketball coach Kermit Davis has announced the addition of Connor Walsh to his staff. Walsh, who spent the past two seasons as a graduate assistant at VCU, will serve as the team’s assistant director of on-campus recruiting.
“We are excited to have Connor join our staff,” said Davis. “He is a very talented, young, aspiring coach that comes from an outstanding VCU program. His exceptional energy, brightness and creativity will add great value to our staff.”
Walsh will coordinate and oversee all on-campus recruiting activities for the Ole Miss men’s basketball program. While preparing itineraries for official and unofficial visits, he will schedule and organize meetings with staff members and coaches related to campus recruiting activities. Walsh will also assist coaches with recruiting travel as well as help organize events such as camps and banquets.
“I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Coach Kermit Davis on a tremendous coaching staff,” said Walsh. “The leadership of Ole Miss, from Chancellor Jeff Vitter and Vice Chancellor of Intercollegiate Athletics Ross Bjork, will help take this great program to new heights at the highest level of college basketball. I’m so excited to start this journey at Ole Miss and can’t wait for Rebel Nation to pack The Pavilion this year.”
While at VCU, Walsh assisted in player development, video operations and opponent scouting as the Rams advanced to the NCAA Tournament. He designed a variety of print and digital materials, including graphics and video, that were used for recruiting. Concluding his time with the program, Walsh collected a master’s degree in education, specializing in sport leadership.
As an undergraduate at Troy, Walsh served as a student manager for the men’s basketball team. Aside from his duties around the facility and managing team equipment, he also operated the team’s social media account and designed recruiting graphics. Walsh earned his bachelor’s degree in hospitality in sport and tourism management from Troy in 2016.