Drake’s Davis retires as son takes over hoops program
Des Moines, IA (Sports Network) – Drake University announced on Wednesday that
head men’s basketball coach Dr. Tom Davis has retired, and his son Keno will
take over the program.
The 68-year-old Tom Davis, who will remain with the university as a special
assistant to the athletic director, has been the head coach at Drake since
2003. This past season, he led the Bulldogs to a 17-15 record, the
university’s first winning season since 1987.
Davis also had head coaching gigs at Lafayette, Boston College, Stanford and
Iowa and has totaled 598 victories.
“Today begins a new era for men’s basketball at Drake University,” said
director of athletics Sandy Hatfield Clubb. “I am thrilled to announce that
Keno Davis will succeed his father as our head coach. He has been mentored by
three of the best coaches in college basketball, in not only developing his
ability with the x’s and o’s of the game, but also in making a commitment to
the holistic development of the student-athlete.
“Tom Davis has laid the foundation for a winning legacy at Drake and we are
eternally grateful for his belief in and vision for Drake men’s basketball.
Keno is the perfect successor to take us to a new level of success at Drake
University,” added Clubb.
Keno Davis has been an assistant coach at Drake since his father was hired in
2003. Prior to that, he spent six seasons at Missouri State as an assistant.