STOCKTON, Calif. - Bradley Davis has been named the head coach of the Pacific women's basketball program, Dr. Ted Leland, Director of Athletics announced Thursday. Davis spent the last nine years on the Pacific staff, including the last three as Associate Head Coach.
"I am excited to announce Bradley Davis as the new head coach of the Pacific women's basketball program," said Leland. "He has proven over the last nine years that he is ready to lead this program. Bradley has been a large part of the program's success, especially in recruiting. He will make this a smooth transition as we look to continue to take more steps toward the top of the West Coast Conference."
After six seasons as an assistant coach under Lynne Roberts, Davis was promoted to Associate Head Coach in June of 2012. Involved with all aspects of the program, Davis served as the recruiting coordinator for the Tigers. During his tenure on the staff, Tigers have earned seven first team All-Conference award winners as well as five second team selections, and 12 honorable mention honors. Seven Tigers have earned All-Freshmen team honors.
"I am truly thankful for this opportunity," Davis said. "I am particularly excited to work with this remarkable group of young women. I want to thank Dr. Leland and President Eibeck for placing their faith in me during this exciting time surrounding Pacific Women's Basketball. I am following in the footsteps of a great friend and a great coach in Lynne Roberts, who has led the way in building Pacific into a consistent championship contender. I look forward to continuing and building upon that tradition. My family and I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Pacific and the Stockton community over the last nine years, and we are looking forward to maintaining those relationships as we continue to move Pacific Women's Basketball forward."
Davis is the 10th head coach in program history, as he replaces Lynne Roberts, who resigned Monday to accept the head coaching job at Utah.
"I am really happy that Pacific has promoted Bradley Davis to be their new head women's basketball coach," Roberts said. "The rebuilding of the program and our achieved success was very much because of Bradley and his leadership. He will do an outstanding job of maintaining the winning culture, continuing the academic success of the student-athletes, and being active in the community. Not only is Pacific getting a quality head coach in hiring Bradley, they're getting an amazing person and leader. The program is in great hands and I couldn't be happier for him."
On the floor, Davis has been the positional coach for the Tigers' posts, helping the development of six posts into All-Conference players: Karen Dawkins (Honorable Mention 2007), Kendall Kenyon (Second Team 2013, First Team 2014 & 2015), Danielle Peacon (Honorable Mention 2011), Kendall Rodriguez (First Team 2012, 2013), Amber Simmons (First Team 2009) and Christina Thompson (Honorable Mention 2010). Thompson also was named the Big West Sixth Woman of the Year in 2010.
Davis also works with the Tigers' offensive strategy. During Davis' tenure at Pacific, the Tigers have been among the top of their conference in scoring offense and transformed into a top contender in the Big West, setting a program record with 27 wins and winning the conference title in 2013, before moving on to the West Coast Conference. Davis helped the Tigers to a third place finish in each of the Tigers' two seasons in the WCC. Pacific reached the post season four-straight years with WNIT appearances. The Tigers advanced to the second round in 2012 and the third round in 2013 before a pair of first round appearances.
Prior to coming to Pacific, Davis was the varsity girls' head coach at Chico High School in 2005-06, where he coached the Panthers to a Northern Section CIF Division I Championship. From 2003-05, Davis was the head coach at Durham High School, where he went 52-10 over two seasons. Overall, as a head coach, Davis posted a 78-13 (.857) record while advancing to the CIF State Championship tournament all three seasons.
In addition to his coaching, Davis spent eight years as an English teacher at Chico High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley in 1995 and his teaching credential from Chico State in 1998.
Originally from Southern California, Davis spent most of his youth overseas with his family, living in Zaire, South Africa, Bahrain and Switzerland, where he graduated from high school in Geneva.
Davis now resides in Stockton, Calif., with his wife, Corrie Nichols Davis. Basketball runs deep throughout the family as the couple met on the sidelines while coaching together. They have two daughters, Genevieve (born in 2005) and Esme (born in 2009).