Emmett Davis

Emmett Davis begins his fifth season as an assistant coach at Navy and his 17th season at the U.S. Naval Academy in all in the fall of 2019.

Davis brings a wealth of experience as a successful Division I assistant and head coach to the program. At Navy he plays a key role in both recruiting and player development, works with the post players and assists head coach Ed DeChellis with implementing the defensive game plan which blends man-to-man with 2-3 zone. He also serves as the admissions liaison for the program and assists with opponent scouting, game day preparation and Navy basketball alumni relations.

At Navy (2015-16 to present)
Davis returned to Navy as an assistant coach prior to the start of the 2015-16 season. The Mids compiled a 19-14 record that season and finished Patriot League play with a 9-9 record to tie for fourth place. Navy improved upon its league win total the next season (2016-17) as it totaled a 10-8 record, placed solo fourth and advanced to the semifinal round of the Patriot League Tournament for the first time since 2001.

Navy took another step forward in the 2017-18 season as the Mids won 20 games (20-12) for the first time in 18 years and set a school record for wins during a Patriot League season with an 11-7 record. The Mids would tie for third place in the league standings that year, the best for the program since a third-place showing during the 2008-09 season.

Last year (2018-19), Navy faced the toughest strength of schedule in the league and finished with a 12-19 overall record. Picked eighth at the start of the season, the Mids ended the year in a tie for fifth place in the final standings with their 8-10 record and reached the semifinal round of the league tournament for the second time in three seasons.

Navy has compiled an overall record of 67-61 and a league regular season record of 38-34.

At St. Lawrence (1980-81 to 1983-84)
Davis attended St. Lawrence (Canton, N.Y.) where he played his first two seasons under future Navy head coach Paul Evans. He spent his senior season (1980-81) as an assistant coach with the Saints before graduating with a degree in government. Davis joined the coaching staff after graduation and spent three seasons as a full-time assistant coach, during which time he also attained a master’s in education (1984) from the school.