Crystal Davis has been promoted to assistant coach for the Oakland women’s basketball team announced head coach Jeff Tungate on Tuesday. Davis spent the past two seasons as the director of basketball operations.
“Crystal has done an amazing job as our director of basketball operations so this was an easy decision to promote her to assistant coach,” said Tungate. “She is a great communicator, has a high basketball IQ and truly cares about the student-athletes. She also has valuable on the floor coaching experience and is more than ready to do it at the Division I level.”
Prior to Oakland, Davis was an assistant women’s basketball coach at Olivet College for two years. During the 2015-16 season, she helped guide the team to the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Tournament semifinals for the fourth consecutive season and 13-13 overall mark. The Comets were also named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Top 25 Academic Team Honor Roll with a 3.544 team grade point average which ranked 13th among all NCAA Division III women’s basketball programs for the 2015-16 academic year.
“I am truly thankful for the opportunity Coach Tungate has giving me to continue on as an assistant coach. My years as the director of basketball operations gave me valuable experience and the opportunity to learn the system, players and culture of the program. I am extremely excited to be able to help our players grow on and off the court. I’m proud to continue to be a Golden Grizzly!”
Davis began her coaching career as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Wilmington (Ohio) College. Her basketball background also includes two seasons at Case Western Reserve University (Ohio) as the assistant to the athletic director/assistant women’s basketball coach, one season at Glenville State (W.Va.) College as head women’s golf coach/assistant women’s basketball coach and a year as a graduate assistant for women’s basketball at Lindenwood (Mo.) University.
A native of Wilmington, Ohio, Davis earned a Master Degree in Sport Management at Lindenwood University and Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Berea College (Ky.). Davis will assume her new position on July 1.