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Davis named TSWA Coach of the Year

Blue Raider head coach rakes in another postseason award

May 1, 2012 · Athletic Communications
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee men’s basketball head coach Kermit Davis has been named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Coach of the Year as voted on by association members. Davis’ Blue Raiders posted a school-record 27 wins and advanced to the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).

In his 10th season at the helm of the Middle Tennessee program, Davis led the Blue Raiders to a 27-7 overall record and 14-2 mark in Sun Belt Play. The 14 league wins also represented the most in school history. Following Middle Tennessee’s historic season, Davis raked in awards, including the Sun Belt Coach of the Year, the NABC District Coach of the Year and the CollegeInsider.com Sun Belt Coach of the Year.

Davis became the program’s all-time winningest coach in December, posting his 165th win to surpass Jimmy Earle for the record. He currently holds a 180-133 record during his tenure at Middle Tennessee and has led the Blue Raiders to more conference road wins over the past 10 seasons than any other league school. Additionally, Davis has garnered the second-most league wins among active coaches.

The Blue Raiders’ impressive 2011-12 season included wins over UCLA, Mississippi and Belmont during the regular season. MT posted one of its biggest wins in program history with a 71-64 victory at Tennessee in the second round of the NIT before falling to Minnesota in the quarterfinals.

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