Kermit Davis

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Kermit Davis, Jr.
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Middle Tennessee
Biographical details
Born (1959-12-14) December 14, 1959 (age 54)
Leakesville, Mississippi
Playing career
1978–1980
1980–1982
Phillips County CC
Mississippi State1
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1983–1984
1984–1986
1986–1988
1988–1990
1990–1991
1991–1993
1993–1994
1994–1996
1996–1997
1997–2002
2002–present
Mississippi State (asst.)
Southwest Mississippi CC
Idaho (asst.)
Idaho
Texas A&M
Chipola JC (asst.)
Chipola JC
Utah State (asst.)
Idaho
LSU (asst.)
Middle Tennessee
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Big Sky Tournament (1989, 1990)
Big Sky Regular Season (1989, 1990)
Awards
Sun Belt Coach of the Year (2003)
Big Sky Coach of the Year (1989)

Kermit "Froggy" Davis, Jr. (born December 14, 1959) is an American college basketball coach, the men's head coach at Middle Tennessee State University since 2002.

Davis was previously the associate head coach at LSU for five seasons. His head coaching experience included brief stops at Idaho (twice)12 and Texas A&M.3

When promoted from assistant to head coach at Idaho in 1988 at age 28, Davis was the youngest head coach in NCAA Division I.4 He had been an assistant for two seasons with the Vandals under new and first-time head coach Tim Floyd, who left for New Orleans. Floyd had rejuvenated the program and under Davis, Idaho had consecutive 25–6 (.806) seasons in 1989 and 1990, winning the Big Sky regular season and tournament titles to make the NCAA tournament both years. He left the Palouse for Texas A&M of the Southwest Conference in March 1990,56 but resigned a year later after an 8–21 (.276) first season.78

After three years at a junior college in Florida and two seasons as an assistant at Utah State, Davis returned to Idaho as head coach in March 1996,1 then left a year later to become associate head coach under John Brady at LSU.910

Early years

Davis' father, Kermit, Sr., was the head coach at Mississippi State University for seven seasons, ending in 1977.11 He was an alumnus of the school and was promoted to head coach at age 34 after four years as an assistant for the Bulldogs.12 In his first season in 1971, he was named SEC coach of the year.13

The younger Davis graduated from high school in 1978 and then played at Phillips County Community College in Arkansas for two years, and transferred to hometown Mississippi State, where he played two seasons and earned a bachelor's degree in 1982 and a master's in 1984 while a graduate assistant.

Div I Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Idaho Vandals (Big Sky Conference) (1988–1990)
1988-89 Idaho 25–6 13–3 1st NCAA Tournament First Round
1989-90 Idaho 25–6 13–3 1st NCAA Tournament First Round
Idaho: 50-12 26–6
Texas A&M Aggies (Southwest Conference) (1990–1991)
1990-1991 Texas A&M 8–21 2–14 9th
Texas A&M: 8-21 2–14
Idaho Vandals (Big West Conference) (1996–1997)
1996-1997 Idaho 13–17 5–11 5th
Idaho: 13-17 5–11
Middle Tennessee (Sun Belt Conference) (2002–2013)
2002-2003 Middle Tennessee 16–14 9–5 2nd (East)
2003-2004 Middle Tennessee 17–12 8–6 3rd (East)
2004-2005 Middle Tennessee 19–12 7–7 3rd (East)
2005-2006 Middle Tennessee 16–12 8-6 2nd (East)
2006-2007 Middle Tennessee 15–17 8-10 5th (East)
2007-2008 Middle Tennessee 17–15 11-7 3rd (East)
2008-2009 Middle Tennessee 18–14 10-8 3rd (East)
2009-2010 Middle Tennessee 19–14 13-5 2nd (East)
2010-2011 Middle Tennessee 16-16 10-6 2nd (East)
2011-2012 Middle Tennessee 27-7 14-2 1st (East) NIT Quarterfinals
2012-2013 Middle Tennessee 28-6 19-1 1st (East) NCAA Tournament First Round
Middle Tennessee: 208-139 117–63
Middle Tennessee (Conference USA) (2013–present)
2013-2014 Middle Tennessee 24-9 13-3 1st
Middle Tennessee: 24-9 13–3
Total: 303-198

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References

  1. ^ a b c Grummert, Dave (March 17, 1996). "UI welcomes back Davis". Lewiston Morning Tribune. p. 1B. 
  2. ^ Vogt, Andrea (March 16, 1996). "UI to name basketball coach today". Lewiston Morning Tribune. p. 1B. 
  3. ^ Stalwick, Howie (March 21, 1991). "Davis says he violated some rules". Spokane Chronicle. p. C1. 
  4. ^ Pierce, Oliver (October 26, 1988). "Davis isn't feeling pressure". Idahonian (Moscow). p. 8A. 
  5. ^ "Davis now an Aggie; UI begins search". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press. March 29, 1990. p. 1B. 
  6. ^ "Davis hopeful he's getting in on resurgence of SWC hoop". Idahonian (Moscow). Associated Press. March 29, 1990. p. 1C. 
  7. ^ "Davis resigns as coach of Texas A&M Aggies". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press. March 16, 1991. p. 1B. 
  8. ^ Blanchette, John (March 31, 1993). "Idaho can't hire Davis if image means anything". Spokesman-Review. p. C1. 
  9. ^ Wickline, Michael R. (May 17, 1997). "Mosman bows out of bonus decision". Lewiston Morning Tribune. p. 5A. 
  10. ^ O'Neal, Shawn (April 2, 1997). "Davis gone, again". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. p. 1B. 
  11. ^ "Mississippi State's Davis resigns". St. Petersburg Times. March 19, 1977. p. 3C. 
  12. ^ "Kermit Davis resigns post at Miss. State". The Times-News (Hendersonville, NC). Associated Press. March 19, 1977. p. 8. 
  13. ^ Shearer, Ed (March 17, 1971). "Kermit Davis honored as SEC coach of the year". Waycross Journal-Herald. Associated Press. p. P-7. 

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