After 10 seasons with the Green Wave, Kellie Kennedy left Tulane after the 2005-06 season. On July 8, 2007, she was named the head coach at Loyola.
Like Stockton, a native of North Carolina, Kennedy handles a myriad of duties for the program in addition to her on-court work where she tutors the Green Wave's guards. She serves as Tulane's recruiting coordinator, oversees scheduling, and supervises the annual DoubleTree Classic Tournament. Kennedy also assists with scouting opponents and the annual summer camp along with a variety of other assignments that touch every part of the Green Wave program.
Kennedy came to Tulane in 1996 after one season as an assistant coach at the University of Richmond. From May to July of 1996, she served as interim head coach of the Spiders.
Prior to joining the Richmond staff, Kennedy was the head coach at Division III Hollins College in Roanoke, Va. from 1993-95. During her time at Hollins, she served one year on the NCAA South Regional Committee. Kennedy was also the head soccer coach and an assistant professor of physical education at the Virginia school.
Kennedy arrived at Hollins after three seasons as an assistant coach at UNC Wilmington from 1990-93. While at the school, Kennedy worked with all facets of the program, including planning pre and postseason workouts, scouting and recruiting. She also earned her master's degree in business administration from UNC Wilmington in 1993.
A 1990 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Kennedy was a four-year letterwinner for the Tar Heels. She earned Most Improved Player honors in 1988 and was the recipient of the 1990 UNC Scholar-Athlete and UNC Women's Basketball Senior Awards.
Kennedy also earned recognition on the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll in 1989 and 1990, qualifying for inclusion on the Dean's List both years. The summer prior to going to UNC, Kennedy was selected to play on an AAU Junior Olympic Development team from Charlotte that went on to win the 18 & Under Junior Olympic National Championship.
Kennedy, a native of Concord, N.C., was a four-year basketball standout at Concord High who was twice named MVP of her prep team. During her senior year, Kennedy led the team to the conference championship and the state final four. That same year, she was named to the Western Region All-Tournament team. She was a three-time all-district selection while in high school.