Tulsa Men’s Basketball Hires New Assistant

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:23 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: May 4, 2011 8:39 AM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff

TULSA, Okla.—The University of Tulsa men’s basketball team has hired assistant coach Emmett Davis as the newest addition to Doug Wojcik’s staff.

"We are excited about Emmett becoming a member of our basketball program and the Tulsa community," Wojcik said. "We are fortunate to have a coach with Emmett's experience and national background."

"I have the utmost respect for Doug Wojcik and the job he has done here at Tulsa for the past six seasons. My family and I are excited and appreciative of the opportunity to join Doug and the Tulsa basketball community," said Davis.

Davis, a former head coach at Colgate, previously spent eight years on the coaching staff with Wojcik at Navy from 1990-1998. There he helped the Midshipmen reach the NCAA tournament three times.

"My relationship with Emmett goes back to 1986 when I was a player at the U.S. Naval Academy. Then, when I began my coaching career at Navy he was an experienced full-time assistant coach at that time. Emmett and I worked together side-by-side for eight years, so we became very comfortable coaching together," said Wojcik.

In 13 seasons as the head coach at Colgate, Davis went 165-212 with the schools record for most coaching wings. He helped the Raiders reach the Patriot League tournament championship game in 2008, to tie a school record for wins with 18.

"Emmett brings great recruiting experience nationally. Colgate is academically a national University, so he has numerous contacts all over the country," said Wojcik. "Another important aspect is chemistry with our staff? I think Emmett fills that void of having somebody that I know well and has experience, but someone I also know outside of basketball. Emmett brings all of those things and even more to some degree because he was a head coach. He knows the daily routine as a head coach, and the decisions that have to be made. He's been in those shoes before, so he'll be a great sounding board for me."

Davis was released from his contract with Colgate in mid-March after the Raiders finished at 7-23 last season.