Returning for his fourth year as a full-time assistant coach and fifth overall year as a member of the Tennessee Tech men's basketball coaching staff is former Golden Eagle 3-point specialist Frank Davis.
A tireless worker and savvy recruiter, Davis has played an integral role in selling the Tech basketball program to potential student-athletes, helping land several current members of the Golden Eagle squad, including junior sharpshooter Aleksa Jugovic.
He has openly challenged the native of Serbia to make a run at his own program records in 3-point shooting, goals he fully believes are achievable. Last season Jugovic ranked in the top five in the OVC from downtown, while hitting a conference best 50 percent from deep in league play.
Davis assisted in Tech's fantastic 2015-16 campaign as the Golden Eagles soared to a 19-12 overall record and 11-5 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play while returning to the postseason for the first time since the 2011-12 campaign with a bid in the inaugural Vegas 16 Tournament.
In April, Davis was one of 30 assistant coaches nationally recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), earning a spot on the 2016 Under Armour 30-under-30 Team.
A standout ball player and graduate in the class of 2010 with a degree in exercise science and physical wellness, Davis began his transition from player to coach at Piedmont College during the 2010-11 season, before taking a graduate assistant coaching position at Lee University during 2011-12.
Davis finished out his career at Tech at the top of the all-time 3-point shooting list, having netted 251 buckets from downtown during his 2006-2010 career. He logged two seasons with a 3-point shooting accuracy over 40 percent (42.9 percent in 2008-09 and 44.4 percent in 2009-10) and is No. 2 on the Golden Eagle list of career games played with 125.
A standout in the classroom as well, Davis was named four times to the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll while earning a spot in Tech's 1,000-point club with 1,118 career points.
Davis is a native of Gainesville, Ga., and completed his master's degree in education at Tennessee Tech in 2013. He is married to the former Allison Price, who started three years at guard for the Golden Eagle women's basketball team.