Chad Davis
Chad Davis
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 517-265-5161 ext. 5000
Email: cdavis2@adrian.edu
Year: 7th Year
Previous College: American International (2004)

Chad Davis is entering his seventh season as the head coach of the Adrian College NCAA women’s hockey program.

Under Davis’s leadership, the 2016-17 Bulldogs finished a historic season. The team finished the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association season with a perfect 18-0-0 record. It’s the first time in the league’s history that a team has finished a season unbeaten and untied.

Due to the success in conference, the team won its third consecutive regular season crown (Kronschnabel Trophy). The Bulldogs also won the conference tournament (Slaats Cup) to earn the automatic qualifier for the NCAA DIII Women’s Ice Hockey Championship tournament.

Adrian won the NCAA Tournament First Round game against Elmira in overtime before hosting the NCAA DIII Championship semifinal games, third place game, and the final game.

Adrian drew Gustavus Adolphus in the semifinal round, defeating the Gusties in overtime to advance to the championship game against No. 1 Plattsburgh State. Adrian was the NCAA runner-up after losing an overtime thriller to the Cardinals in the championship game. The Bulldogs 2017 NCAA Tournament run was the deepest in program history and made the women’s hockey team one of two AC NCAA teams to be national runner-up.

AT ADRIAN

• Has accumulated a record of 128-31-9 as the Head Coach of the Adrian College women’s ice hockey team, making him the winningest coach in the programs 10-year history.

• Led the Adrian College women’s hockey team to two consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances in 2016 and 2017 (was the national runner-up in 2017).

• Won the NCHA regular season championship for three consecutive seasons (2014-2017) and won the conference tournament twice (2016 & 2017).

• Has coached a total of 19 All-American athletes including seven from the 2016-17 team.

• Coached the USCHO.com Rookie of the Year twice (2015-16 Brooke Lupi & 2016-17 Kelly O’Sullivan).

• Named the AHCA/CCM Coach of the Year in 2017 and has been the NCHA Coach of the Year for three consecutive seasons (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17).

PRIOR TO ADRIAN

• Was a volunteer assistant coach at NCAA Division I Robert Morris University during the 2009-10 season.

• Worked with the Colonial goaltenders that finished first in the Atlantic Hockey Conference in team save percentage and goals-against average for the year.

• Prior to becoming a coach, Davis played professionally for the Laredo Bucks of the Central Hockey League.

• Played collegiately at NCAA Division I American International College, appearing in 52 games from 2001-04.

• Graduated from American International College with a bachelor of science degree in business administration.

Year

Overall

Conference

Finish

2016-17

28-3-0

18-0-0

1st NCHA • NCAA Runner Up

2015-16

25-3-1

16-1-1

1st NCHA • NCAA First Round

2014-15

20-2-4

15-0-3

1st NCHA

2013-14

19-7-1

11-6-1

4th NCHA

2012-13

20-6-1

14-5-1

2nd NCHA

2011-12

16-10-2

12-6-2

3rd NCHA

Totals

128-31-9

86-18-8

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