HOUSTON- The Texas Southern University Board of Regents has approved a two-year contract extension on Friday for TSU head men's basketball coach Mike Davis. The extension runs through the 2018 season.
This past season in his first year at the helm of the program Davis led the Tigers basketball team to a Southwestern Athletic Conference regular season championship as the Texas Southern dominated league play with a 16-2 overall conference record.
TSU finished the season on a 12-game winning streak capped off with two decisive title clinching wins at home versus Southern and Alcorn State respectively.
For his hard work on the court Davis was tabbed as a 2013 SWAC Co-Coach of the Year along with being named one of the 20 finalists for the 2013 Ben Jobe Award. The Ben Jobe award is presented annually to the top minority coach in division I men's basketball.
This past season was undoubtedly filled with many highlights for the Tigers basketball program including Davis capturing his 250th career win on Feb. 18th as Texas Southern defeated Mississippi Valley State.
"We were extremely happy with the outcome of last season during the circumstances in which we brought Coach Davis in," said TSU Director of Athletics Dr. Charles McClelland.
"He's proven, not only to be a great coach, but a great leader and more importantly a great person and role model. It was incumbent on us to solidify one of the best coaches in my opinion that we could get at this point in time."