"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.