Now starting his fifth season as the head coach of the women's basketball program at Auburn Montgomery, Dan Davis has continued the team's proud history of success on and off the court. In his four seasons as head coach, Davis has led the Warhawks to the NAIA Tournament 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, eight SSAC All-Conference performers and two SSAC All-Freshman team members while leading the team to an overall mark of 63-56.
Last season, the team finished with its second straight 14-16 record, while moving up to a fifth place finish in the SSAC West Division. The season gave plenty of reasons for optimism this year, however, with newcomers Keisha Moore and LaKenya Drayton both earning spots on the SSAC All-West Division team and Marren Schwartz making the All-Freshman team. The team also continued its success in the classroom, finishing with a grade-point average over 3.0 for the fourth consecutive year. Four players earned spots on the SSAC All-Academic team.
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, which AUM has beaten only three times in program history. 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 student-athletes have been named NAIA Academic All-Americans nine times. They have earned SSAC Academic All-Conference honors 19 times. The women's basketball program has also had the AUM Female Honor Student-Athlete during three of his four seasons and has posted a team GPA of 3.0 or better during seven of eight semesters under Davis.
Davis also spent one season as the Warhawks' assistant coach under current 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. In 2012, Davis became the SSAC Conference Chair for women's basketball.
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 (7) and Cooper (4).
|1||Jazmine Jackson||SO||G||5-5||Snellville, Ga.|
|10||Psachal Maize||JR||G||5-7||Mobile, Ala.|
|11||Kamesha Strong||SR||G||5-4||Selma, Ala.|
|12||Ashley Rush||SR||G||5-7||Pensacola, Fla.|
|20||Caitlin Cunningham||SR||F||5-10||Winchester, Tenn.|
|21||Katie Williams||JR||G||5-8||Smyrna, Tenn.|
|23||LaKenya Drayton||SR||F||6-0||Hephzibah, Ga.|
|30||Marren Schwartz||SO||C||6-2||Monroe, Ga.|
|44||Tina Odume||SO||C||6-2||Snellville, Ga.|
|50||Chelsea Haggermaker||SO||F||6-0||Athens, Ala.|