Blazers bid adieu to Mike Davis
Former coach compiled a 122-72 mark in six seasons at UAB
Davis, who joins recently fired Tulsa coach Doug Wojcik and former SMU boss Matt Doherty on the unemployment line, went 122-72 during his six-year tenure in Birmingham.
The former Indiana coach, who compiled a 115-79 mark over six seasons in Bloomington as Bob Knight’s successor, suffers a fate similar to that of Doug Wojcik.
UAB, which has just played basketball since 1978-79, has just three losing seasons in its program’s history and two of those season’s came under Davis.
After Davis’ first team went 15-16, each of his next four teams won at least 22 games. The 2009-10 team went 25-9 while the 2010-11 club won the CUSA regular season title before losing in the “First Four” round of the NCAA Tournament.
Following a frustrating 7-13, 2-5 start this season, the Blazers went 8-3 down the stretch, but the performance wasn’t enough to save Davis’ job.
Stay tuned to CUSA-fans.com for updates on UAB’s search for a new men’s basketball coach.