Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Providence Hires Davis as New Coach
Providence has finally found its next coach, as the Friars have hired Drake head coach Keno Davis to the same position. "We are very excited to have Keno Davis leading our men's basketball program," PC President Brian Shanley said. "It was our task to find a coach who would lead our student-athletes and embrace the College's mission. Keno Davis met all of our selection criteria." Davis was named the 2008 National Coach of the Year by several media outlets, as he led Drake to a 28-5 record and a No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament. "I believe Keno Davis has the knowledge, passion, commitment and ability to bring Providence College basketball to another level," Athletics Director Bob Driscoll said. "From the first moment I met Keno, I was impressed with his competitive nature and his desire to return Friar basketball to national prominence." Before becoming an assistant under his father, Dr. Tom Davis, at Drake, Keno Davis was an assistant at Southern Indiana and Southeast Missouri State.