Chad Davis
Chad Davis
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 517-265-5161 ext. 5000
Email: cdavis2@adrian.edu
Year: 8th Season
Previous College: American International '04

Chad Davis is entering his eighth season as the head coach of the Adrian College NCAA women’s hockey program with the 2018-19 campaign.

Under his leadership, the Bulldogs have become one of the top Division III programs in the country with three NCAA tournament appearances (four overall), one trip to the National Finals, 10 AHCA/CCM All-Americans, five student-athletes to sign professional contracts and a 75-12-2 overall record (.848) over the past three seasons.  

AT ADRIAN

• Has accumulated a record of 150-37-10 (.787) as the head coach, making him the winningest coach in the NCAA women's hockey program's 11-year history.

• His .787 winning percentage makes him the second-winningest active coach in NCAA Division III.

• Three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances in 2016-18, including as the National Runner-up in 2017.

• Won the NCHA regular-season championship for four consecutive seasons (2015-18) and captured the conference tournament three times (2016-18).

• Has coached 13 student-athletes who have combined to earn 33 All-America certificates from American Hockey Coaches Association (ACHA), U.S. College Hockey Online (USCHO.com), D3hockey.com and HERO Sports

• Coached two USCHO.com Rookie of the Year skaters and 2017 Division III Women's Player of the Year Kristin Lewicki

• Named the AHCA/CCM Coach of the Year in 2017 after guiding the Bulldogs to a 28-3 record and NCAA tournament championship game appearance.

• Has been the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Coach of the Year for four consecutive seasons (2015-18).

A LOOK AT THE HISTORIC 2016-17 SEASON

• The team finished the NCHA season with a perfect 18-0-0 conference record. It’s the first time in league 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 Division III Women’s Ice Hockey Championship.

• Produced six All-Americans, including a sweep of the national player and rookie of the year awards from USCHO.com. 

• Fifteen team and individual season records broken or tied, plus 28 wins, 18 NCHA victories and 16 home wins.

• Adrian won its first-ever NCAA Tournament game against Elmira in overtime (5-4) before hosting the D-III Championship site for the first time in school history.

• Adrian drew Gustavus Adolphus in the semifinal round, defeating the Gusties in overtime to advance to the title game against No. 1 Plattsburgh State. Adrian fell in 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.

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

2017-18

22-6-1

16-1-1

1st NCHA • NCAA First Round

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

150-37-10

102-19-9

Seven years