Beginning his fourth season at the helm of the Auburn University at Montgomery women's basketball program, Dan Davis has only built on the tradition established by his predecessors. In three seasons as head coach, Davis has led the Warhawks to the NAIA Tournament, helped the team win nearly 60 percent of its games and earned Southern States Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors. During his time at the helm, Davis has also coached one All-American player, six SSAC All-Conference performers and one SSAC All-Freshman team member.
Last season, Davis helped AUM to a 14-16 overall record and a 5-7 mark in conference play. The Warhawks finished just one game shy of a tie for second place in the SSAC West Division and had two all-division players, as well as six All-Academic selections. Four student-athletes also earned NAIA Scholar Athlete honors. AUM also finished tied for second in the conference and seventh nationally in 3-point field goal percentage defense. In the classroom, the Warhawks sported a team grade point average of better than 3.0 for the third time in as many years.
During the 2009-10 campaign, Davis guided AUM to a 15-15 record and a tie for fourth place in the SSAC standings. Highlighting the season was a 73-49 thrashing of perennial conference powerhouse, Lee University, only AUM's third victory against the Lady Flames in 15 tries. In addition, Cassie Moore became the 23rd AUM player to earn All-America status, earning honorable mention honors, while also being named the SSAC's Defensive Player of the Year.
In his first season, Davis served as interim head women's basketball coach and led the Warhawks to a NAIA National Tournament appearance and a 20-9 overall record. Under his leadership, AUM led the SSAC in scoring defense and 3-point field goal percentage, while ranking second in field goal percentage, defensive field goal percentage and defensive 3-point field goal percentage. Moore earned Third-Team All-American honors, while the Warhawks finished the season ranked 25th in the nation.
Along with success on the court, the Warhawks have also excelled in the classroom under Davis, as seven student-athletes have been named NAIA Academic All-Americans and 15 have earned SSAC Academic All-Conference honors. The women's basketball program has also had the AUM Honor Student-Athlete during two of the last three seasons and has posted a team GPA of 3.0 or better during six semesters under Davis.
Davis also spent one season as the Warhawks' assistant coach under now Athletic Director Steve Crotz. As the assistant coach, Davis served as the recruiting coordinator and provided assistance in all areas of individual and team development.
Prior to joining AUM, Davis spent five years at Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn, Ga., as the head coach of the girls' basketball team from 2002-07. During his time with PCA, Davis coached seven all-county and all-region performers, two all-state players and one region player of the year. He helped the Stars to a 65-63 overall record during his tenure, while also serving as the school's athletic director from 2005-07.
Davis has also made coaching stops at South Gwinnett High School in Snellville, Ga., where he was head coach of the boys' junior varsity basketball team and Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga., where he was head coach of the boys' basketball varsity squad.
Along with his coaching duties, Davis serves as AUM's Champions of Character coordinator. He is also very involved in the community, as well as professional organizations, including the Women's Basketball Coaches Association, YMCA, American Red Cross and Christ Community Church. He has directed numerous youth camps and has been on staff at camps hosted by the University of Tennessee, University of Georgia and Florida State University.
Before joining the coaching ranks, Davis was a four-year member of the AUM men's basketball team, playing for legendary Warhawks' Head Coach Larry Chapman. During his AUM career, the Senators played in the NAIA National Tournament, won the NAIA Southeast Region and were the Southern States Conference Champions. Davis graduated from AUM in 1999 with a degree in secondary education and social sciences.
Davis is married to the former Christi Shirley. The couple has two children, Abigail and Cooper.