Dave Davis to address S.C. high school coaches conventions in July

Dave Davis to address S.C. high school coaches conventions in July
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

NEWBERRY, S.C. - Newberry College men's basketball coach Dave Davis will speak at both of the South Carolina high school basketball coaches associations' conventions this month.

The first will be the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) Coaches' Association Summer Clinic on Friday, July 15, at the Crown Reef Convention Center in Myrtle Beach.

Davis will also speak at the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association (SCACA) Convention on Tuesday, July 26, at the Carolina First Center in Greenville. Davis was a guest speaker a year ago and was invited back to again address the state's high school coaches.

At both conventions, Davis will address hundreds of high school coaches from around the state and introduce the "Newberry Fast Break."

Newberry led the South Atlantic Conference in scoring in Davis' first season and ranked as the nation's fifth highest scoring team. Teams coached by Davis have led Division I and II in scoring in five different seasons and his last two teams before coming to Newberry averaged 103 and 98 points per game. Davis is also one of the winningest active coaches in Division II, as he will carry a record of 356-214 into his 21st season as a collegiate head coach in 2011-12. He ranks 40th in career coaching victories among active Division II head coaches.

"It is an honor and an excellent opportunity to get out and meet more of our states high school coaches," said Davis. "We are making it a priority to recruit the state of South Carolina as witnessed by six of our eight recruits coming from our state.

"I am really impressed with both the level of play and the many outstanding high school coaches we have in South Carolina. Getting an opportunity to share the 'Newberry Way' and spread the many positive things we have going on in our program and the positive momentum we have with our school is helpful and valuable on many levels. It is also a great opportunity for me to learn as I get to listen to several other guest speakers at these conventions," Davis added.

Davis will be joined by fellow speakers Dan D'Antoni of the NBA's New York Knicks and head coach Matt Driscoll of the University of North Florida.