Sources: BYU Set To Hire Former Louisville Assistant Kahil Fennell As Assistant Coach

May 25, 2022, 6:55 PM
Photo courtesy of Kahil Fennell on Twitter

PROVO, UT – According to multiple sources with direct knowledge, Mark Pope extended an offer to Kahil Fennell today to join the BYU men’s basketball program as an assistant coach.

Fennell, a former assistant at the University of Louisville, has reportedly accepted the position and will fill the vacancy on Pope’s staff that was created when Chris Burgess left BYU and joined the University of Utah men’s basketball program. An official announcement of Fennell’s hiring could come as soon as Thursday according to sources.

Fennell visited BYU and Provo last week to formally interview for the job and get a feel for the community. Fennell spent the last four seasons at Louisville on Chris Mack’s staff, beginning as the director of basketball operations for three seasons before moving into an assistant coaching position this past season. Mack was fired midseason due to the fallout from an extortion case involving former Cardinals assistant coach Dino Gaudio and the Cardinals slumping to a 13-19 overall record.

Kahil Fennell History

Prior to his time in Louisville, Fennell made stops as an assistant coach at Portland State and Division II Texas-Permian Basin. He got his start in coaching at Alameda High School in California. A product of Thousand Oaks High School (CA), Fennel played one season in the junior college ranks at Penn State New Kensington before playing three seasons at the University of Redlands.

With BYU slated to enter the Big 12 Conference in 2023, Fennell’s Power 6 coaching experience in the ACC will be a boon to Mark Pope as he has high-major experience at the highest levels of the sport. Louisville had three winning seasons before their disappointing 11th place finish in the ACC this past season.

The Salt Lake Tribune previously reported Fennell would be hired on May 11.

BYU Basketball Schedule Taking Shape

BYU will face Missouri State in a non-conference matchup on November 16 at the Marriott Center, according to Wyatt Wheeler from the Springfield News-Leader. The game against the Bears is a return trip that was guaranteed following their game this past December, in which BYU won 74-68.

The Cougars also will face Creighton in Las Vegas on December 10, according to CBS Sports insider Jon Rothstein. The Cougars’ non-conference will have plenty of in-state flavor as well with home games against Utah, Utah Valley and Weber State along with a road game against Utah State. A road game at San Diego State has also been floated as one other high-profile game that could be added to the Cougars’ schedule.

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

BYU Cougars

BYU Football, David Latu, Signing Day...
Mitch Harper

BYU Football Recruit Announces Commitment At Father’s Grave

David Latu had one of the more emotional Signing Day announcements you'll watch.
2 days ago
BYU Football - Royal Virgil Helmet...
Mitch Harper

Former Stanford Commit LJ Martin Signs With BYU Football

BYU picked up a talented running back from Texas on Signing Day.
2 days ago
BYU Football, Big 12 Schedule...
Mitch Harper

Five Takeaways From BYU Football’s Inaugural Big 12 Schedule

The key takeaways from BYU's inaugural Big 12 Conference schedule.
3 days ago
Big 12 Football Schedule...
Mitch Harper

Social Media Reacts To Big 12 Football Schedule Release

Social media was buzzing after the 2023 Big 12 Football schedule was released.
3 days ago
Kalani Sitake, BYU, Big 12 Schedule...
Mitch Harper

Big 12 Schedule Released For 2023 BYU Football Team

The moment BYU has been waiting for since September 2021.
3 days ago

Unrivaled: What Are The Odds… BYU Wins At Least Three Big 12 Games?

Unrivlaed wants to know how successful BYU football will be in its first year in the Big 12?
3 days ago

Sponsored Articles

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.
KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.
Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.
ksl sports logos...
KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.
Iron Maiden tour...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden returns to Utah in 2022 with The Legacy of the Beast tour.
Sources: BYU Set To Hire Former Louisville Assistant Kahil Fennell As Assistant Coach