Keno Davis

Keno Davis (born March 10, 1972)

Teams coached: Drake Bulldogs, Providence Friars, Central Michigan Chippewas
Drake record: 28-5 (.848)
Providence record: 46-50 (.479)
Central Michigan record: 142-143 (.498)
Overall record: 216-198 (.522)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2012-2021 Central Michigan
2008-2011 Providence
2007-2008 Drake
2003-2007 Drake (asst)
1997-2003 Southeast Missouri State (asst)
1995-1997 Southern Indiana (asst)
1991-1995 Iowa (student asst)

Keno Davis Facts

  • Keno Emlen Davis
  • Born March 10, 1972
  • Hometown: Easton, Pennsylvania
  • Alma Mater: University of Iowa (BA, 1995)
  • Father is Tom Davis, former head coach at Drake, Iowa, Stanford, Boston College and Lafayette
  • Was a student assistant at Iowa during his undergrad from 1991-1995 while his father was the Hawkeyes’ head coach
  • First full-time assistant role was at then-Division II Southern Indiana, where he worked on Bruce Pearl‘s staff
  • Worked as an assistant at Southeast Missouri State for six seasons under head coach Gary Garner
  • Spent four seasons as an assistant under his father at Drake before taking over as head coach for the 2007-08 season
    • In his one season at Drake, Davis lead the Bulldogs to a 28-5 record and a trip to the NCAA Tournament
    • Earned several COY honors, including the 2008 AP Coach of the Year award, in the process
  • Left Drake in 2008 and spent the next three seasons as the head coach Providence
    • Went 46-50 during his tenure, failing to reach the NCAA Tournament
  • Spent the 2011-12 season as an on-camera analyst for college basketball broadcasts on the Big Ten Network
  • Hired in April 2013 as the new head coach at Central Michigan
    • Went 142-143 and took the Chippewas to one NIT, one CBI and two CITs
    • Fired in April 2021 after nine years as the CMU head coach

Keno Davis Coaching Tree