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Former Indiana coach, Mike Davis signs four-year deal with Texas Southern

Oct 26, 2012, 6:00 PM EST

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Ten years ago, Mike Davis was the head coach at Indiana University, leading the Hoosiers to the program’s most recent Final Four appearance in 2002. IU ended falling to Maryland in the national championship.

Fast forward a decade and Tom Crean and Indiana sit a top the AP poll as the No. 1 team in the nation. On the same day as the preseason poll was released, Davis inked a four-year extension with Texas Southern.

Davis, who spent six seasons as the head coach of the University of Alabama-Birmingham, was named the interim head coach back on Aug. 2.

“We’re very pleased with the transition that coach Davis has made,” Texas Southern Director of Athletics Dr. Charles McClelland said. “He’s a person of extreme character and integrity. He’s come in and embraced the program, and the student-athletes have embraced him. It was apparently evident that he’s the person to lead the program, and we wanted to make sure we didn’t lose someone such as coach Davis and not capitalize on the momentum that we have with him being as a part of our program.”

Davis holds a career coaching record of 237-151 with a five NCAA Tournament appearances.

Texas Southern finished 2011-2012 with a 15-18 record (12-6 SWAC). The Tigers open the season on the road against Boise State on Nov. 11.

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  1. metalhead65 - Oct 27, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    and that championship game appearance he made at IU with Knight’s players will be as close as he gets to a ncaa title game again. he spent that whole year talking about the great recruits he had coming in the following year even as the guys he had were we leading him to that title game. they should have been able to win allot more and might have had he not started his freshman ahead of the guards who lead them to that title game. and as it turns out those recruits he brought in were not the all americans he promised.if I hear him whine about how he was never accepted at IU I will puke. the guy never gave people time to know him to be able to accept before he was crying about that. you were they guy who sat next to the waterboy before they made you the coach. if it was not for Pat Knight you would not have even had a job at IU. and you way of repaying him was to trash him to the press. good luck at your new school where ever that is.

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