Wendy Davis begins her first season as the head coach of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) women’s basketball team.
In her 17 previous seasons as a head coach, Davis’ teams have finished with winning records in all but one season. Davis was the head women’s basketball coach, and physical education professor for Trinity College from 2005-2016. She led the Bantams to their best ever record since 2000 (17-8), and to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Tournament semi-finals in 2009 and 2014.
Prior to Trinity, Davis enjoyed a highly successful six-year stint at Western New England College. She was the first women's basketball coach in school history to reach 100 victories, and her .655 winning percentage is still a school record. Her squads participated in post-season tournaments all six years. In 2004-05, Davis was named as the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Coach of the Year, as the Golden Bears posted a 19-8 record. She also served as an assistant coach at the University of Connecticut in 1993-94.
Davis earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Connecticut in 1992 and added a master’s degree from her alma mater in 1994, while helping the perennial women’s basketball national power earn four NCAA bids, and a trip to the NCAA Final Four in 1991. Under head coach Geno Auriemma, Davis was a four-year starter, a three-time Academic All-American, and made the all-tournament team in the 1991 NCAA Regional Championship. Davis is a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, and was twice named to the prestigious College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American Team.
Davis graduated from Daniel Boone High School in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania in 1988. She remains the Berks' County girls' scoring leader with 2,504 points.