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Mike Davis, Texas Southern Agree to Four-Year Deal


Back on Aug. 2, Mike Davis was named the interim head coach at Texas Southern.

The former Indiana and UAB head coach is a notable name around the game of college basketball, so there was little doubt that TSU would want to keep Davis on board.

Well, despite a postseason ban for this upcoming season, Texas Southern now has their man. Davis and the school agreed to a four-year deal that is expected to be presented to university regents on Friday. The financial dealings of Davis’ contract were left undisclosed.

Athletic director Charles McClelland told the media that Texas Southern had been awaiting official word from the NCAA in regards to their punishment before pursuing Davis for the long-term. Despite the ban for this season, the school should certainly be able to find success down the line with Davis at the helm.

Davis took over the Indiana program in 2000 and helped lead the Hoosiers to the 2002 National Championship game. After six seasons in Bloomington, Davis resigned amid a decline in expectations, but took a similar position the very next season at UAB. He guided the Blazers to four postseason appearances, including one NCAA Tournament back in 2011.

The pressure of coaching in the SWAC is certainly much lesser than either of the two schools that he has spent the past 12 seasons at, so Davis may very well be able to find his own niche at Texas Southern.

Davis took over the program after Tony Harvey resigned citing personal reasons.

Davis has a career coaching mark of 237-151.


Paul Seaver is the College Basketball Network Manager at Rant Sports. You can follow him on Twitter: @TheArenaPulse