Larry Davis

Larry Davis (born June 3, 1956)

Teams coached: Furman Paladins
Furman record: 124-139 (.471)
Overall record: 124-139 (.471)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2006-2018 Cincinnati (assoc. HC)
1997-2006 Furman
1994-1997 Minnesota (asst)
1993-1994 Ball State (asst)
1989-1993 Wake Forest (asst)
1985-1989 Delaware (asst)
1979-1982 East Tennessee State (grad. asst)

Larry Davis Facts

  • Larry Davis
  • Born June 3, 1956
  • Hometown: Selma, Indiana
  • Alma Mater: Asbury College (BA, 1978) / East Tennessee State University (MA)
  • Born in Kentucky and raised in Indiana, Davis graduated from Wapahani HS (IN) and Asbury College (KY)
  • Started his career as a graduate assistant at East Tennessee State, then coached by Jim Halihan
  • Was the head coach for one year (1982-83) at Cloverport HS (KY) and two years (1983-85) at Oak Hill Academy (VA)
  • Spent the next twelve years as an assistant at the Division I level, with stints at Delaware (under Steve Steinwedel), Wake Forest (under Dave Odom), Ball State (under Ray McCallum) and Minnesota (under Clem Haskins)
    • Was a part of three NCAA Tournaments at Wake and two (later vacated) at Minnesota
  • Hired in 1997 to be the head coach at Furman, leading the Paladins for the next nine seasons
    • Went 124-139 overall, finishing above .500 four times but never reaching the postseason
  • In 2006, he resigned to become the associate head coach at Cincinnati under new head coach Mick Cronin
    • Worked with the Bearcats for the next twelve seasons, where he was part of eight-straight NCAA Tournament appearances (including one Sweet Sixteen) and two conference titles
    • Served as interim head coach for much of the 2014-15 season while Cronin was on medical leave, going 16-9 at the helm and leading the Bearcats to a first-round NCAA Tournament victory over Purdue
    • Resigned in October 2018 as a result of an incident that occurred in September 2017 in which Davis was accused of assault on an airplane; he was later sentenced to two years of probation in North Carolina
  • Was briefly the head basketball coach at Lincoln Academy in Winston-Salem, NC but the school closed in 2019

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