Musketeers Looking For First A-10 Win Of The Season
Rasheen Davisis in his second year on the men's basketball staff, having joined the Musketeer family last summer. Davis spent the previous two seasons on the basketball staff at the University of Pittsburgh.
"Rasheen has made a tremendous adjustment," said head coach Chris Mack. "He's a lot more comfortable in all facets of the program. He does a tremendous job recruiting. I think he has really established himself as a coach. The players know he really cares about them. He is continuing to progress in scouting and skill development and in everything we do. Like all assistants, he has a hand in everything we do in our program...in addition, he came to us from two winning college programs that pride themselves on hard work and toughness."
Davis, who served under Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon in the men's basketball program as its video coordinator, has a diverse coaching background both at the collegiate and high school levels. He served the 2007-08 season as a program assistant for the men's basketball team at the University of Louisville under Rick Pitino. Among his many duties with the Cardinals, Davis assisted in opponent scouting and monitored on-campus recruiting efforts.
Prior to his stay in Louisville, Davis served as the assistant boys varsity basketball coach at national prep power Rice High School in New York City for two seasons from 2005-07 under coach Maurice Hicks. During his two seasons at Rice, the program captured back-to-back New York State Archdiocesan championships and one city title in 2005-06, totaled a combined 57-9 overall record and finished both seasons ranked among the nation's top-25 teams.
The New York City ties for Davis also extend to the New York Gauchos AAU Basketball program, where he assisted coach Dwayne Mitchell with the Under-17 boy's team for three years. Combined with his high school coaching career, Davis has coached one McDonald's All-American, three Jordan Brand National All-Americans and six Jordan Brand Regional All-Americans.
Davis, 32, worked three years as an assistant coach at his alma mater St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, N.Y. from 2002-05. Davis played for two years at St. Thomas Aquinas and coached under 500-game winner Dennis O'Donnell. He earned a bachelor's degree in social science from STA in 2002.
Davis, who was born August 28, 1979 in New York, N.Y., earned a master's degree in guidance and counseling from the College of New Rochelle (N.Y.) in 2005.
Davis' wife is named Evelyn and he has a son named Isaiah (7).