Mike Davis: Former Indiana, UAB Coach Named Interim at Texas Southern

Former Indiana and UAB head coach Mike Davis has resurfaced with an interim position at Texas Southern.

Davis, who led Indiana to the 2002 National Championship game, has accepted the position after parting ways with UAB this past spring.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to get back into coaching,” Davis said in an interview with KRIV-TV in Houston. “I’ve researched Texas Southern’s program.

Davis, who spent six seasons at each Indiana and UAB, led the Hoosiers to four NCAA Tournament appearances. During his tenure at UAB, the Blazers won 20+ games on four consecutive occasions, but managed to qualify for the Big Dance only once (2011).

UAB finished the 2011-12 season at 15-16 overall, a mark that ultimately led to the school moving forward with newly-appointed head coach Jerod Haase.

Former Texas Southern head coach Tony Harvey resigned from his position, citing personal reasons, opening the door for the school to offer the position to Davis.

Texas Southern, who lost to Mississippi Valley State in the SWAC Tournament Championship this past season, finished the year at 15-18 overall. The Tigers however, have become one of the more consistent threats in the league, although the program has not qualified for the NCAA Tournament since 2003.

“I have my focus and my drive back and I’m ready to get back into the flow,” Davis said.

Davis is 237-151 in his 12-year coaching career.


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