Davis part of Pfeiffer HOF class
Winthrop University associate head men’s basketball coach and Mitchell High School graduate Dave Davis will be inducted Friday, Dec. 6, into the Pfeiffer University Sports Hall of Fame. Davis spent 19 years at Pfeiffer in a variety of roles but was the head basketball coach for 14 seasons, where his teams won 21 championships and averaged 21 wins per season.
Davis is the school’s all-time winningest men’s basketball coach. He was also the men’s golf coach for nine seasons, where his teams went to the national tournament seven times and won seven conference championships. Two of his golfers won individual national championships. Davis coached 18 All-Americans and 10 Academic All-Americans between the two sports and was named NCAA region coach of the year five times and conference coach of the year eight times.
This will be the fifth hall of fame induction for Davis. He was honored as an inaugural and charter member of Warren Wilson’s first class into its athletics hall of fame in 2012. Davis played at Warren Wilson from 1979-83 and is the all-time assist leader. He later coached at Warren Wilson for two seasons. The 1992 Pfeiffer Final Four basketball team that won 30 games was inducted in 2014 and Davis was an assistant coach on that Bobby Lutz-led staff.
Davis and his 1980 and 1981 conference champion and national tournament Warren Wilson teams were inducted in 2015, and this past year the 2004 Pfeiffer basketball team that won a school record 31 games and advanced to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament with Davis as head coach was inducted.