OFFICIAL: Josh Davis Named Assistant Basketball Coach at Oklahoma Baptist

Last week, reported that Josh Davis would be named as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Oklahoma Baptist (Daily Dirt – 4/18/18). It has now been made official, as announced by new head coach Jason Eaker earlier today.

“We feel so fortunate to add Josh Davis to Bison Basketball,” said Eaker. “We obviously have a long history together professionally so Coach Davis and I have had many discussions over the last five-plus years about how much fun it would be one day potentially to help build a Christian program side by side. His experiences and success at similar institutions as OBU speak for themselves but what we’ve always been most attracted to is his character, loyalty, and faith. Our players over the years have always had such great experiences and relationships with Coach Davis that we all will continue to take great pride in being a part of his coaching journey.”

Davis joins the Bison family after a year at Mercer, where he served as director of basketball operations.

He spent the prior five years as an assistant coach at Division II Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina, helping the Saints to 80 wins, two conference regular season titles, two Conference Carolinas Tournament championships and three NCAA Tournament berths.

While at Limestone, Davis successfully recruited five Division I transfers, five All-Conference players and two All-Tournament honorees.

He also previously served as a graduate assistant at Liberty University.

Davis played two years at Eastern Wyoming College on the junior college level, earning Academic All-America honors in 2007. From there, he went on to LeTourneau University where he earned honorable mention All-Conference accolades and was a two-time Academic All-Conference honoree.

While at LeTourneau, he was named to the Distinguished Scholar-Athlete Team and was the recipient of the Roger Erickstad Award given to the LeTourneau student-athlete who best portrays Christian leadership in the community, on campus, in the classroom and in athletics. During his time as a Yellow Jacket, Davis was also president of the LeTourneau Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and served as an instructor at the LETU basketball camps.

Davis holds a master’s degree in human services earned from Liberty in 2011 and is a 2009 graduate of LeTourneau, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies.

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