Richard Davis
Position: Assistant Coach
Experience: 2 Years

Assistant coach Richard Davis will be entering his third season as part of the Green Bay men's basketball coaching staff in 2017-18.

With his recruiting and scouting efforts, Davis helped Green Bay earn its fifth-consecutive postseason appearance in 2016-17, after the team accepted an invitation to the 2017 College Basketball Invitational. 

Along with helping the team to a third-place finish in the Horizon League, Davis' recruiting helped land incoming freshmen for the 2017-18 season, including Manny Patterson, Trevian Bell, PJ Pipes and Will Chevalier. 

In 2015-16, Davis helped lead the Phoenix to its first NCAA Tournament bid in 20 years and lifted the trophy as the 2016 Horizon League Tournament Champions following the team's win over Wright State in Detroit for #MotorCityMadness.

Davis helped recruit current sophomore Kameron Hankerson from Novi HS in Detroit, giving the Phoenix its first Detroit recruit on over 15 years. 

With Davis on the sidelines, Green Bay set multiple program records including points scored, steals, total rebounds, field goals made and free throws made among many others. The team ranked first in the NCAA in total steals and free throws attempted and ranked sixth in points per game. 

Davis spent two seasons on Darner's staff as an assistant at Saint Joseph's from 2004-06 before assuming the head coaching position after Darner left for Florida Southern at the end of the 2005-06 season. In his seven seasons as Saint Joseph's head coach, Davis led the Pumas to two NCAA Division II Tournament appearances, including making history in 2010 as the first No. 8 seed to advance through regionals and earn a spot in the Division II Elite Eight in Springfield, Mass. Davis' 2009-10 squad finished with a 20-12 record, which was just the school's second 20-win season in 16 years and second in a span of five years.

His 94 wins are fifth-most all-time in the school's history, while in his nine full seasons with the Pumas (two years as an assistant and seven years as the head coach, Davis, who was the 17th head coach in the program's history, posted a 142-117 record, including serving as an assistant of Darner's 2005-06 squad that posted a school record 31 wins and was ranked as high as No. 2 in the NABC/Division II Coaches' Poll during the season. The 2005-06 squad earned the No. 1 seed in the Great Lakes Regional and hosted the regional tournament in Rensselaer, Ind.

Prior to going to Saint Joseph's to work on Darner's staff, Davis began his collegiate coaching career at his alma mater, Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, as an assistant coach. He spent two seasons (2002-04) as an assistant coach for the Eagles, where he was responsible for working with the backcourt players, as well as game preparations, scouting reports and conditioning.

Davis was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Ashland University, where Darner was an assistant coach for two of his seasons. In his playing career, Davis scored 903 points and ranked 12th in school history with 456 career rebounds. He was named to the GLIAC All-Defensive Team twice. After graduating from Ashland in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in education, Davis was an assistant coach at his alma mater for two seasons. He earned his master's degree in sports science in 2004.

Davis, who earned his bachelor's degree in education from Ashland in 2001 and his master's degree in sports science from Ashland in 2004, is married to the former Kristi Held and they are the parents of two daughters, Kennedy and Kyla.

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