Chad Davis begins his third season as head coach of the women’s hockey program at Adrian College and is the third head coach in school history.
Davis led Adrian College to a successful 2012-2013 season. The Bulldogs recorded the most wins (20) in a season, compiled top combined special teams in the country, and set the program record for highest win percentage(.759) in a season. The Bulldogs also had outstanding individual performances in 2012-13 with 2 All-Americans, Conference Player of the year, and three All-NCHA players.
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 the 2009-2010 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.
From 2007-2009, Davis was head coach of Eastern Michigan University in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). In 2006-07, Davis was the 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.
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 fourth all-time in average saves per game sixth all-time in saves.
He graduated from American International College in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.