Sept. 8, 2017

ROCHESTER, Mich. – Crystal Davis has joined the Oakland women’s basketball staff as the Director of Basketball Operations announced head coach Jeff Tungate on Friday.

"I am very excited to have Crystal Davis join our program. In the time I have known Crystal, she has always impressed me with her energy, enthusiasm and work ethic,” said Tungate. “She is a person who truly cares about the student-athlete experience and will be a great addition to our entire campus community."

“I am very excited to be a member of the Oakland University family and thankful for the opportunity Coach Tungate has given me,” said Davis. “I am thrilled to work with such a respectful coaching staff and wonderful group of players. I am looking forward to this season and excited to get to work!”

Prior to Oakland, Davis spent two years as an assistant women's basketball coach at Olivet College. During the 2015-16 season, Davis helped guide the team to the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Tournament semifinals for the fourth consecutive season and 13-13 overall mark. The Comets were also named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Top 25 Academic Team Honor Roll with a 3.544 team grade point average which ranked 13th among all NCAA Division III women's basketball programs for the 2015-16 academic year.

Davis also spent two years as the assistant to the athletic director/assistant women’s basketball coach at Case Western Reserve (Ohio) University prior to joining Olivet's staff. She joined the department in the summer of 2013 through a NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship grant.

A native of Wilmington, Ohio, Davis earned a Master Degree in Sport Management at Lindenwood (Mo.) University in 2009 and Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Berea (Ky.) College in 2006.

At Berea, Davis was a standout student-athlete for the women’s basketball team finishing as the program’s all-time leader in assists. As a senior in 2005-06, Davis ranked sixth in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) at 5.8 assists per game and first with a 3.48 assist-to-turnover ratio leading the Lady Mountaineers to a school-record 21 wins.




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