Larry Davis (basketball)

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Larry Davis
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Associate head coach
Team Cincinnati
Biographical details
Born (1956-06-03) June 3, 1956 (age 59)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1979–1982 East Tennessee State (asst.)
1982–1983 Cloverport HS
1983–1985 Oak Hill Academy
1985–1989 Delaware (asst.)
1989–1993 Wake Forest (asst.)
1993–1994 Ball State (asst.)
1994–1997 Minnesota (asst.)
1997–2006 Furman
2006–present Cincinnati (assoc. HC)
2014–2015 Cincinnati (interim HC)

Larry Davis (June 3, 1956) is an assistant coach men's basketball coach at the University of Cincinnati.[1] Davis temporarily served as interim coach for the final 25 games of the 2014-15 team while head coach Mick Cronin was sidelined with a health issue. The Bearcats went 16-9 during the regular season with a 23-11 mark at season’s end, finishing tied for third place in the American Athletic Conference and the school’s fifth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Davis was the first interim coach at the NCAA tournament since Missouri’s Rich Daly and Michigan’s Steve Fisher in 1989. He also became the first non-head coach to lead a team through multiple games of a regular season and into the NCAA tournament since 1961 (Jake McCandless at Princeton).

Davis was born in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. After moving to Indiana as a child, he graduated from Wapahani High School in Selma, Indiana in 1974. Following high school, he attended Asbury College, in Wilmore, Kentucky, from which he graduated in 1978.[2] The following year he enrolled in a graduate program at East Tennessee State University and began his coaching career as a graduate assistant. [1] Before coming to Cincinnati, Davis served as head coach at Furman University from 1997 to 2006 where he compiled a 124-139 record.

From East Tennessee State, Davis moved on to coach high school teams, first at Cloverport High School, and then Oak Hill Academy, a prep school located at Mouth of Wilson, Virginia.[3][4] His single season at Cloverport compiled a 12-15 record.


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  2. ^ "Larry Davis". furmanpaladins. PrestoSports. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Rhoden, William C. (December 24, 1984). "Prep Schools For Athletes Flourish". Star News. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Hersch, Hank. "SI Vault - Miles From Nowhere". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 9 March 2012.