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|College:||American International (2004)|
Chad Davis begins his second season as head coach of the women’s hockey program at Adrian College and is the third head coach in school history.
Davis had a very successful rookie campaign with the Bulldogs in his first year as a head coach at the NCAA Division III level. Adrian finished the season with a 16-10-2 overall record and placed third in the rugged Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) with a record of 12-6-2. The team really began to hit its stride beginning with a win on January 15 at home against Concordia (Wis.). After that period the Bulldogs finished the season winning 11 of its final 13 games. Adrian defeated UW-Stevens Point in the NCHA O’Brien Cup quarterfinals and then defeated UW-Superior, 1-0, in the semifinals. The Bulldogs fell 4-2 in the finals on March 3 at top-seeded UW-River Falls.
Davis’ squad finished 12th in NCAA Division III in scoring out of 49 teams averaging 3.04 goals per game. Adrian also had the fourth-best power play unit in NCAA Division III scoring on 26.1 percent of its chances (40-of-153). Davis coached Second Team All-American Kelly Salis and also guided All-NCHA players Olivia Rork, Brittany Zeches and Salis.
Davis joins the Adrian staff after spending last season as a Volunteer Assistant Coach at NCAA Division I Robert Morris (PA) University where he worked with the Colonials goaltenders that finished first in the Atlantic Hockey Conference in team save percentage and goals against average in overall play.
Davis spent the two previous seasons as head coach of Eastern Michigan University in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). Prior to being head coach at Eastern Michigan, Davis spent 2006-07 as head coach of Walled Lake Western High School’s varsity squad. Before leading the Walled Lake Western staff, Davis spent a season as a defensive assistant coach at Gabriel Richard High School also of the Michigan High School Athletic Association.
Before joining the coaching ranks, Davis played professionally for the Laredo Bucks of the Central Hockey League. Davis played his college hockey with American International where he appeared in 52 games from 2001-04. He ranks fifth all-time in wins and total saves in school history.
Davis also served as an evaluator for USA Hockey at the World University Games. He graduated from American International College in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.