Brian Davis Promoted to Associate Head Coach at Howard University

Howard University women’s basketball head coach Ty Grace announced today the promotion of Brian Davis to associate head coach. 

Davis joined the women’s basketball program in the summer of 2017.  

“Brian has been a tremendous asset to our team and program. He has steadily made an impact in every area. I’m extremely grateful to have him be a part of my staff. He is a great coach but an even better person. His hard work and commitment have shown over the years, and he is very deserving of this new position. I’m very excited for him.” said Coach Grace

The Bison ended the 2020-21 regular season with a .843 (14-3) winning percentage, the highest in school history en route to a MEAC Northern Division regular-season title. 

Davis was instrumental in the development of several Bison who collected postseason accolades, highlighted by 2021 MEAC Player of the Year Jayla Thornton and Rookie of the Year Anzhane’ Hutton.

Davis came to Howard after serving as an Assistant Coach for the women’s basketball team at Towson University. He was responsible for guard/wing development, recruiting, and scouting at Towson.

Before his tenure at Towson, Davis spent the previous seven seasons as an Assistant Coach at Hampton University. Davis was the Recruiting Coordinator for five out of his seven seasons and helped the Lady Pirates find plenty of success during his time at Hampton. Hampton won 20-plus games in five of the seven seasons Davis spent on the bench. The Lady Pirates also won five Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Championships from 2010–2015 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in each of those seasons. Davis and Hampton also made a postseason appearance in 2014-15 as they advanced to the second round of the WNIT.

Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies from Tennessee Technological University in 2007. He completed his master’s in sports administration from Hampton University in 2016.

Davis is married to the former Tierra Scales, and they have one daughter, Kennedy.

“I would like to thank Head Coach Ty Grace and AD [Athletic Director] Kery Davis for giving me this opportunity! I am excited to be a part of such a great women’s basketball program and illustrious University! Go Bison!” said associate head coach Brian Davis.