After coaching the past ten years for men’s Division II programs at Mansfield and the University of South Carolina – Aiken, Coach Nathan Davis decided to give women’s basketball a chance: specifically Eastern’s.
As this year’s women’s basketball coach, Davis expects a tough and competitive 2010 season.
“I worked with the new Athletic Director Brad Fields at University of South Carolina-Aiken, and when he called, I knew I would be a good fit to try and rebuild the basketball program here at Eastern,” Davis said.
Davis went into the past two programs with the goal of rebuilding the programs and touching his players’ lives.
“Eastern is a good fit personally for me as a strong Christian,” Davis said. “This program has all the right pieces for success, a lot of hard work and the desire to be better every day will get us there.”
Davis also emphasized his goals of increasing work ethic, intensity and the effort of play every day.
“I would really like to establish Eastern with a long time winning tradition in women’s basketball,” Davis said. “The attitude of these girls’ great, we are hungry to do well and have a desire to be successful.”
When asked what his most important goal was, Davis said, “Winning is a by-product, reaching into these players lives and helping them develop traits they learned from basketball and putting it into their lives is the real goal of mine.”
Davis is very excited for this season and hopes to fill up the stands in hope of elevating the level of play from previous seasons.