Mike Davis

Mike Davis (born September 15, 1960)

Teams coached: Indiana Hoosiers, UAB Blazers, Texas Southern Tigers, Detroit Mercy Titans
Indiana record: 115-79 (.593)
UAB record: 122-73 (.626)
Texas Southern record: 115-89 (.564)
Detroit record: 60-119 (.335)
Overall record: 412-360 (.534)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2018-2024 Detroit Mercy
2012-2018 Texas Southern
2006-2012 UAB
2000-2006 Indiana
1997-2000 Indiana (asst)
1995-1997 Alabama (asst)
1994-1995 Chicago (asst)
1989-1990 Miles College (asst)

Mike Davis Facts

  • Michael Davis
  • Born September 15, 1960
  • Hometown: Fayette, Alabama
  • Alma Mater: University of Alabama (1983)
  • Played at Alabama under long-time Tide head coach Wimp Sanderson; selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1983 NBA Draft
  • Played professional basketball for several years overseas, returning to the US in 1988 to play for the Topeka Sizzlers of the CBA
  • Started his coaching career in 1989, spending time as an assistant at D-II Miles College (under Alfred Baker) and D-III U Chicago (under Pat Cunningham) before being hired by David Hobbs at his alma mater, Alabama, in 1995
    • Also spent four years as an assistant for the Wichita Falls Texas, a minor league team in the CBA, from 1990-1994
  • Spent four seasons as an assistant at Indiana under to legendary head coach Bob Knight
  • Returned to his home state in 2006 to be the head coach at UAB, making four postseason appearances in six seasons
  • Following the abrupt resignation of Texas Southern’s Tony Harvey in August 2012, Davis was named interim head coach
    • During his first year, he signed a deal to officially become head coach and had tremendous success in the years following
    • The Tigers have won four SWAC titles and four SWAC Tournaments in six years under Davis; was a three-time SWAC COY
  • In June 2018, Davis accepted the position of head coach at Detroit Mercy in the Horizon League
    • Davis’ son, Antoine, played five seasons for the Titans, was a two-time Horizon POY and finished as second leading scorer in men’s D-I history
    • UDM and Davis parted ways in March 2024 following a challenging 1-31 (1-19) season; Davis still had one year left on his contract

Mike Davis Coaching Tree