Keno Emlen Davis (born March 10, 1972) an American basketball coach who is the head coach for the Flint United. He was most recently the men's basketball head coach at Central Michigan University. Davis was previously head coach at Drake University for one season (2007–2008), where he was named the 2008 Associated Press College Basketball Coach of the Year, and at Providence College for three seasons (2008-2011). Davis also served as an assistant coach at Drake from 2003–2007 under his father Tom Davis prior to starting his coaching career.

Keno Davis
Flint United
PositionHead coach
Personal information
Born (1972-03-10) March 10, 1972 (age 52)
Easton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Career information
Coaching career1991–present
Career history
As coach:
1991–1995Iowa (assistant)
1995–1997Southern Indiana (assistant)
1997-2003Southeast Missouri State (assistant)
2003-2007Drake (assistant)
2012-2021Central Michigan
2022-presentFlint United
Career highlights and awards
AP National Coach of the Year (2008)
Sporting News Coach of the Year (2008)
Henry Iba Award (2008)
Hugh Durham Award (2008)
MVC Coach of the Year (2008)
MAC Coach of the Year (2015)
Skip Prosser Man of the Year (2015)

Coaching career edit

Davis served as an undergraduate assistant coach at the University of Iowa under his father from 1991–1995. After graduating, he served as an assistant coach at the University of Southern Indiana from 1995–1997 and at Southeast Missouri State University from 1997–2003. He rejoined his father as an assistant coach after the elder Davis was named head coach at Drake University in April 2003. When his father retired in 2007, Keno Davis became the team's head coach, and led the Bulldogs to a 28–5 record and a berth in the 2008 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament. Following the season, Davis was named the College Basketball Coach of the Year by 6 organizations including the Associated Press and U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Davis left Drake University to join the Big East Conference as the head coach of Providence College in April 2008. After the 2010–2011 season Davis joined the Big Ten Network as an analyst for the 2011-2012 college basketball season.

Davis was introduced by Central Michigan University as the Chippewas’ 20th head men's basketball coach on April 3, 2012. Just four players would be on CMU's roster from the previous season (all of which would be reserves for Davis). One of the youngest teams in the country, the Chippewas found a way to win in double figures each season though only acquiring a 21-41 overall record.

Central Michigan finished the 2014-2015 regular season 22-7 (12-6) and earned the top seed in the MAC conference tournament.

Head coaching record edit

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Drake Bulldogs (Missouri Valley Conference) (2007–2008)
2007–08 Drake 28–5 15–3 1st NCAA Division I Round of 64
Drake: 28–5 (.848) 15–3 (.833)
Providence Friars (Big East Conference) (2008–2011)
2008–09 Providence 19–14 10–8 T–6th NIT First Round
2009–10 Providence 12–19 4–14 15th
2010–11 Providence 15–17 4–14 14th
Providence: 46–50 (.479) 18–36 (.333)
Central Michigan Chippewas (Mid-American Conference) (2012–2021)
2012–13 Central Michigan 11–20 4–12 5th (West)
2013–14 Central Michigan 10–21 3–15 5th (West)
2014–15 Central Michigan 23–9 12–6 1st (West) NIT First Round
2015–16 Central Michigan 17–16 10–8 T–1st (West) CIT First Round
2016–17 Central Michigan 16–16 6–12 6th (West)
2017–18 Central Michigan 21–15 7–11 5th (West) CIT Quarterfinal
2018–19 Central Michigan 23–12 10–8 2nd (West) CBI First Round
2019–20 Central Michigan 14–18 7–11 4th (West)
2020–21 Central Michigan 7–16 3–13 11th
Central Michigan: 142–143 (.498) 62–96 (.392)
Total: 216–198 (.522)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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