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Ole Miss promotes former women’s basketball standout Armintie Price Herrington to assistant

Armintie Price Herrington is returning to the bench at Ole Miss.

Herrington, the Rebels’ former women’s basketball standout, has been promoted to one of first-year coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin’s assistants. Herrington previously served as the program’s coordinator of player engagement.

It’s the second stint as an assistant at Ole Miss for Herrington, who was an assistant from 2009-12 following a WNBA career that began with the Myrtle native being the No. 3 overall pick in the 2007 draft.

Herrington is the second assistant to join McPhee-McCuin’s staff, joining former Toledo assistant Tony Greene.

“I am so grateful for the opportunity that Coach Yo and the athletic administration have given me to serve these young ladies, the women’s basketball program and the university in a greater capacity,” Herrington said in a statement. “I am excited about the vision that Coach Yo has for the basketball program, and I am committed to working hard to restore national prominence to the program that both current and former players, students, alumni, fans and supporters of Ole Miss can be proud of.”

One of the most decorated players in Ole Miss history, Herrington was an All-American and a three-time All-SEC selection from 2004-07. Herrington holds nine school records and is one of just three players in program history to score more than 2,000 career points.