Texas State's Davalos steps down
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Texas State Director of Athletics Larry Teis announced today that head men's basketball coach Doug Davalos' contract will not be renewed.
In his seven years at Texas State, Davalos has improved the Bobcats APR tremendously with 16 players having graduated under his tenure. Davalos' record at Texas State stands at 92-107 – the third most wins by a Texas State head coach in school history. His best season came during the 2011-12 campaign when the Bobcats were 16-16 and finished as the Southland Conference Co-West Division champions. His players' success has continued as he has several former Bobcats playing professionally overseas.
“I am very appreciative of what Coach Davalos has done for the men's basketball program.” said Teis. “Davalos inherited a tough situation when he came to Texas State. Recruiting three years in three different leagues is not easy. The decision to not renew his contract was mutual. I wish Doug the best whether he chooses to remain in coaching or enter athletic administration.”
Coach Davalos' ends his stint at Texas State with over 90 career victories, a strong APR, and a great showing in last week's Western Athletic Conference Tournament with a pair of victories that included an upset over #2 seeded Denver. The WAC ranked 13th among the 32 NCAA Division I Conferences by the NCAA. Davalos was named the 2012 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Literacy Award recipient for his phenomenal work in the San Marcos community in conjunction with the Reading with the Cats program.
“When Coach Davalos began, we had lost scholarships due to the Academic Progress Rates (APR) he inherited,” said University President Denise M. Trauth. “We needed rebuilding both on and off the court. He has helped our student-athletes succeed in the classroom and improve their APRs. His teams have produced exciting victories, including two last week in the WAC Tournament. We wish Doug Davalos success in his future endeavors.”
The hiring process for a new coach will begin immediately. The department will retain Parker Executive Search out of Atlanta, Ga., who also assisted the University in its search for a head football coach.