Robin Davis was named today by Athletic Director Gene Bleymaier as Boise State's new head volleyball coach. Davis was the associate head coach at Notre Dame for the past five seasons and takes over from Scott Sandel, who left last month to return to his hometown of Amarillo, Texas.
In the past five years, Davis has worked with a Fighting Irish squad that put together an amazing 120-35 record, won five Big East Conference championships and finished in the national top 25 all five years. Last season, Notre Dame made it to the NCAA Sweet 16 and finished 12th in the national polls.
"When visiting the Boise State campus, seeing the community and researching the WAC, I REALLY liked everything. After meeting with the team and staff, I know this is a great fit. I am elated." Davis said.
In addition to assisting in all aspects of the Irish program, he worked closely with Notre Dame's middle and outside blockers and helped develop the Irish into one of the top blocking teams in the country. Prior to that, Davis was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Northern Arizona, after enjoying 10 highly successful years as head coach at Biola (Calif.) University.
Davis spent two seasons at NAU, as the Lady Lumberjacks qualified for the NCAA tournament in 1999 and won the Big Sky Conference in 2000. Davis was the recruiting coordinator for NAU, was also involved in on-court coaching with special emphasis on the middle blockers, and helped with advanced scouting for the school.
Davis led Biola to the NAIA national semifinals twice, including a loss in the NAIA National Championship in 1997. His Biola squads won 20 or more matches six times, advanced to the regional semifinals seven times, and captured two league titles. In `97, Biola earned the national sportsmanship award. Davis left Biola as the winningest coach in the history of the school, accumulating 221 wins and a .734 winning percentage.
A 1979 graduate of Northern Arizona with a degree in physical education, Davis also served as athletics director and assistant principal at Brethren Christian High School in Cypress, Calif., spending nine years coaching volleyball, basketball, and baseball.
As a player, Davis was a member of the NAU men's volleyball club team and spent time on the USVBA indoor tour (1979-85), the beach volleyball circuit (1982-87), and the AVP tour (1986-87).
The Boise State volleyball team is currently in the midst of spring training. Davis will take over a program that went 17-12 in 2004 and 8-18 in 2005. The team graduates just two seniors from last fall's squad.
Welcome to Boise State, Coach Davis--we're thrilled to have you!