March 24, 2000
CLEMSON, S.C. – Head Women’s Basketball Coach Jim Davis announced Friday that he will remain at Clemson University. Davis withdrew his name from consideration for the head coaching position at Baylor University. He interviewed with administrators at the Waco, TX school earlier this week.
“I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration for the head coaching position at Baylor University,” said Davis. “I was very impressed with the people, facilities, everything about the Baylor program. The people at Baylor treated me and my family in a first class manner every minute of our visit. Everyone at Baylor is committed to making Lady Bear basketball a nationally prominent program.
“Clemson has been our home for 13 years. We have invested a lot of time and energy into making Clemson a program that is respected around the country. We enhanced that reputation this year and with our two ACC Championships since 1996.
“We still have much to accomplish, and I want to bring Clemson to the next level. We had a very productive meeting today and I am confident President (James) Barker and Bobby Robinson are committed to bringing Clemson to that next level.”
Davis has taken Clemson to 12 NCAA Tournaments in his 13 years at Clemson, including this season when the Lady Tigers finished with a 19-12 mark. Clemson advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament before being eliminated by #1 ranked UConn on the Huskies home court. He has coached Clemson to its only two ACC Championships in history (1996 and 1999). He has a record of 278-128 at Clemson and is 297-136 in his 14 years as a Division I head coach.
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