Chris Mack Fills The Opening On His Coaching Staff

Rasheen Davis spent the past two seasons at Pittsburgh.

Rasheen Davis spent the past two seasons at Pittsburgh.

July 6, 2010


Rasheen Davis has been hired to fill the vacant assistant position on the men’s basketball staff, head coach Chris Mack announced today. Davis has spent the past two seasons on the basketball staff at the University of Pittsburgh.

“I'm excited to welcome Rasheen into the Xavier family,” said Mack. “He comes from two winning college programs that pride themselves on hard work and toughness. He's hungry, driven and extremely well connected in an area that has served Xavier well over the years. He will immediately connect with our current players and do a tremendous job representing Xavier.”

Davis, who served Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon and 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.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity,” said Davis. “Xavier is a winning school. Everyone I talked to said that Chris (Mack) and his staff are like a family and that is something I want to be a part of. Chris and his staff have done a great job. I just want to add what I can to help us continue to build on that success.”  

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 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.

A Bronx, N.Y. native, Davis 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).