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Tom Davis

Tom Davis  

While at Iowa, he led the Hawkeyes to nine NCAA Tournaments, including a pair of Sweet Sixteen appearances as well as an Elite Eight. The Hawkeyes also made two NIT appearances. He is the winningest coach in the University of Iowa history, with an overall record of 270-139, and 126-104 in the Big Ten conference.

His team was ranked number one during the 1986-87 season. The Hawkeyes won a school record 30 games before eventually being beaten in the Regional Final of the NCAA Tournament by UNLV 84-81. He was named Associated Press National Coach of the Year, and Big Ten Coach of the Year.

On April 2, 1998, after Iowa lost in the first round of the NIT, Davis announced that he would resign after his contract would expire in the following season. Athletic director Bob Bowlsby notified Davis that he would not renew his contract. In Davis's final season, Iowa advanced to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1988.

In 2008, he was inducted into the University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame.






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FAMOUS QUOTES from Tom Davis

    It’s so deep, I don’t know if I can do it justice. The bigger questions I’ll try to answer when this is over, and it can be over at any moment. It was almost over today.
    ...from Iowa vs. Arkansas on 3/13/1999 - When asked to describe his feelings about his retirement at the end of the season. - Link to source

    Ray Thompson I have to give Ray Thompson a lot of credit. He carried our defense with seven rebounds and added three a-pointer. I think this is the most determined I've seen Ray play.
    About Ray Thompson ...from Iowa vs. Iowa State on 12/7/1989 - Discussing the play of Ray Thompson and his 32 points - Link to source

    Jess Settles Jess (Settles) is trying to do all the little things that he knows can help take himself beyond where he currently is. You just have to hope for the best and hope his body holds up. He tries real hard, and I admire him for his effort. Sometime he tries too hard. But it is because he cares so much and wants his team to do well and wants to do the best that he can possibly do.
    About Jess Settles 3/9/1999...

FAMOUS QUOTES about Tom Davis

B.J. Armstrong Coach Davis, he was amazing. Amazing to me. Amazing to my family. Tremendous communicator. He always shot me straight. He shot everybody straight. He had great leadership qualities. He pushed us, he hugged us, he told us what we needed to hear. I had a very enjoyable four years there [Iowa]. I owe them, and all of those people there, so much. - Link to source
B.J. Armstrong on 6/1/2023...

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