Banks Completes Omaha Staff with Davis as Assistant Coach

Head women’s basketball coach Carrie Banks has completed her 2021-22 staff with the hiring of Tania Davis as an assistant coach. Davis joins the Mavericks after a two-year stint at Clemson.

“Tania is a tremendous addition to our coaching staff, and I am excited to welcome her to Omaha,” said Banks. “She had a remarkable playing career at Iowa and brings a lot of great experiences that will allow her to be a great coach and mentor to our players.  Her work ethic and knowledge of the game are impressive and I’m looking forward to the impact she will have on our program.
While with Clemson, Davis worked with the women’s basketball program as a graduate assistant. She oversaw the team managers, while assisting with individual workout plans, recruit visits, and film breakdown.

Prior to her assistantship, Davis played at Iowa. She was tabbed an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention in 2018-19 and named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2015-16.

As a senior, Davis became the 36th Hawkeye to reach 1,000 career points. She ended her career with 1,007 points and scored double-figures in 18 games. During the year, Davis notched new career single-season highs in points, rebounds, assists, field goals made, and three-point field goals made. Davis finished the year with 162 assists, which ranked second on the team. In 27 of her 36 games played, she dished out four or more assists. Davis also helped lead the Hawkeyes to a Sweet Sixteen appearance in her senior campaign.

In 2017-18, Davis made 12 starts and recorded double-figures in seven of those games. As a junior, Davis averaged 9.7 points, 5.2 assists, and 3.2 rebounds per game. She dished out five or more assists in eight games and shot over 41 percent from three-point range finishing the season with 21 three-pointers made.

Davis started 23 contests before tearing her ACL as a sophomore in 2016-17. She scored double-digits in 14 of those games, while recorded four or more assists in 15 games. Davis led the team in free throw shooting percentage. On Dec. 12, Davis was tabbed the college Sports Madness Big Ten Player of the Week following a 23-point performance against Iowa State and a 14-point performance vs. Robert Morris.

In her debut season, Davis was tabbed Big Ten All-Freshman. She logged minutes in every game and made 16 starts. She led the Hawkeyes with 111 assists, which ranks second in the program for freshman single-season records. She registered career-highs in minutes (35), points (18), and three point field goals made (4) against Michigan.

In addition to her collegiate success, Davis excelled on the high school court. She was named Michigan Miss Basketball by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan and the Detroit Free Press in 2015.

Davis was a 2019 graduate of Iowa and received her bachelor’s degree in health and human psychology. She is a recent graduate of Clemson where she finished her master’s in athletic leadership.