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Robert Kirby

Robert Kirby

  • Assistant Head Coach
  • Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Alma Mater: Texas-Pan American
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Robery Kirby was named to the Memphis staff as an assistant coach in May of 2013. He comes to Memphis with almost 30 years of coaching experience, including 17 years in the Southeastern Conference.

The Memphis native spent the 2012-13 season on Johnny Jones’ staff at LSU and the previous 16 seasons at Mississippi State. During his time in Starkville, the Bulldogs made 12 postseason appearances, including six trips to the NCAA Tournament.

Kirby graduated from Whitehaven High School in Memphis, and played college basketball at both Three Rivers Community College and Pan American University. He won a junior college national championship in his freshman year at Three Rivers.


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