Mount Pleasant, MI – Former Providence head coach Keno Davis is reportedly set to be the new men's basketball coach at Central Michigan.
The school has scheduled a Tuesday press conference to introduce its new coach and The Morning Sun newspaper has reported that Davis is the choice to replace the fired Ernie Zeigler.
Davis spent three seasons at Providence, guiding the Friars to a record of 46-50 from 2008-11. He led the program to an NIT berth in his first year, but a 12-19 mark followed and 15-17 record in 2010-11 led to his firing despite five years remaining on his contract. He was an analyst for the Big Ten Network this season.
Before taking the Providence job, Davis spent one season at Drake and led the Bulldogs to a record of 28-5, earning numerous national coach of the year honors. He was an assistant at Drake under his father, Dr. Tom Davis.
Central Michigan fired Zeigler on March 14 after an 11-21 season. The Chippewas were 75-111 in Zeigler's six seasons.