Keno Davis

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Keno Davis
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Central Michigan
Conference MAC
Record 77–82 (.484)
Biographical details
Born (1972-03-10) March 10, 1972 (age 45)
Easton, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Iowa
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1991–1995 Iowa (asst.)
1995–1997 Southern Indiana (asst.)
1997–2003 Southeast Missouri (asst.)
2003–2007 Drake (asst.)
2007–2008 Drake
2008–2011 Providence
2012–present Central Michigan
Head coaching record
Overall 151–137 (.524)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
MVC regular season championship (2008)
MVC Tournament championship (2008)
2x MAC regular season West Division championships (2015, 2016)
Awards
AP National Coach of the Year (2008)
Sporting News Coach of the Year (2008)
Henry Iba Award (2008)
Hugh Durham Award (2008)
MVC Coach of the Year (2008)
MAC Coach of the Year (2015)
Skip Prosser Man of the Year (2015)

Keno Emlen Davis (born March 10, 1972) is an American college basketball coach who is the current men's basketball head coach at Central Michigan University. Davis was previously head coach at Drake University for one season (2007–2008), where he was named the 2008 Associated Press College Basketball Coach of the Year, and at Providence College for three seasons (2008-2011). Davis also served as an assistant coach at Drake from 2003–2007 under his father Tom Davis prior to starting his coaching career.

Coaching career[edit]

Davis served as an undergraduate assistant coach at the University of Iowa under his father from 1991–1995. After graduating, he served as an assistant coach at the University of Southern Indiana from 1995–1997 and at Southeast Missouri State University from 1997–2003. He rejoined his father as an assistant coach after the elder Davis was named head coach at Drake University in April 2003. When his father retired in 2007, Keno Davis became the team's head coach, and led the Bulldogs to a 28–5 record and a berth in the 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. Following the season, Davis was named the Associated Press College Basketball Coach of the Year by 6 organizations including the Associated Press and U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Davis left Drake University to join the Big East Conference as the head coach of Providence College in April 2008. After the 2010-2011 season Davis joined the Big Ten Network as an analyst for the 2011-2012 college basketball season.

Davis was introduced by Central Michigan University as the Chippewas’ 20th head men’s basketball coach on April 3, 2012. Just four players would be on CMU's roster from the previous season (all of which would be reserves for Davis). One of the youngest teams in the country, the Chippewas found a way to win in double figures each season though only acquiring a 21-41 overall record.

Central Michigan finished the 2014-2015 regular season 22-7 (12-6) and earned the top seed in the MAC conference tournament.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Drake Bulldogs (Missouri Valley Conference) (2007–2008)
2007–08 Drake 28–5 15–3 1st NCAA Round of 64
Drake: 28–5 15–3
Providence Friars (Big East Conference) (2008–2011)
2008–09 Providence 19–14 10–8 T–6th NIT First Round
2009–10 Providence 12–19 4–14 15th
2010–11 Providence 15–17 4–14 14th
Providence: 46–50 18–36
Central Michigan Chippewas (Mid-American Conference) (2012–present)
2012–13 Central Michigan 11–20 4–12 5th (West)
2013–14 Central Michigan 10–21 3–15 5th (West)
2014–15 Central Michigan 23–9 12–6 1st (West) NIT First Round
2015–16 Central Michigan 17–16 10–8 T–1st (West) CIT First Round
2016–17 Central Michigan 16–16 6–12 6th (West)
Central Michigan: 77–82 35–54
Total: 151–137

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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