Chad Davis
Chad Davis
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 517-265-5161 ext. 5000
Year: 5th Year
Previous College: American International (2004)

Chad Davis finished his fourth season behind the Adrian College bench during the 2014-15 campaign with an overall record of 20-2-4 for an .846 winning percentage, which is a school record, and the 20 wins ties the 2012-13 squad. He was also named the NCHA Coach of the Year for 2014-15 season.

Last season was highlighted by winning its first Northern Collegiate Hockey Association regular-season championship and going undefeated in conference play (15-0-3). In 2014-15, the Bulldogs had the longest unbeaten streak in NCAA Division III at 21 games, going 18-0-3 during that span. The Bulldogs also gave up the fewest goals (33) in the country, while opponents netted more than two goals in a game only twice. The offense also shined by producing 102 goals, or 3.92 per game, for fourth in Division III. The combined special teams ranked first nationally, which included the top power play unit at 29.9 percent (35-for-117). Moreover, Adrian College played an opponent from every conference while outscoring their non-NCHA opponents 25-6.

Five Bulldogs made the All-NCHA team, including sophomore goaltender Jade Walsh who attainted CCM All–America West Second Team status. Davis was tabbed the coach of the year in the conference.

Davis led Adrian to a successful 2012-13 season. The Bulldogs first set the most wins (20) and a then-program record for highest win percentage (.759) in a season, and compiled the top combined special teams in the country. Adrian also had outstanding individual performances with a pair of All-Americans, a conference player of the year selection, and three All-NCHA standouts.

Davis had a very successful rookie campaign with the Bulldogs in his first year as a head coach at the NCAA Division III level, guiding the squad to the 2012 NCHA O'Brien Cup championship game. Adrian finished the season with a 16-10-2 overall record and placed third in the rugged NCHA with a record of 12-6-2. Adrian also had the fourth-best power play unit in NCAA Division III while 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.

Prior to joining the Adrian staff, Davis spent the 2009-2010 season as a volunteer assistant coach at NCAA Division I Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pa., 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.

Before joining the coaching ranks, Davis played professionally for the Laredo Bucks of the Central Hockey League. He played his college hockey with Division I American International College, appearing in 52 games from 2001-04. He graduated from AIC in 2004 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration.