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Women’s Head Basketball Coach Signs New Contract

June 14, 1999

CLEMSON, SC — Head Women’s Basketball Coach Jim Davis has signed a five-year contract to coach the Lady Tigers through the 2004 season as annouced by Athletic Director Bobby Robinson Monday afternoon.

The contract will increase Davis’ base salary from 92,500 to 105,000 each season and will increase his current contract length from three years to five years.

“Clemson is a great fit for me and my family,” said Head Coach Jim Davis. “We have enjoyed our relationship with the Clemson family and look forward to many more years of service to this grand institution.”

Davis has led Clemson to two Atlantic Coast Conference Championships in 1996 and 1999. He has also led the Lady Tigers to four consecutive ACC Tournament Championship games (1996-1999). The ACC Championships are the first in basketball in school history.

He has also led the Lady Tigers to 12 straight Postseason Appearances (11 NCAA Tournaments) and has led Clemson to four NCAA Final 16 Apperances and one NCAA Regional Final in 1991. Davis has led Clemson to 10 top 25 seasons during his 12-year Clemson career, including a number 10 ranking in the final Associated Press poll in 1998-99. Last season, the Lady Tigers finished the season with a school record 26 wins against six losses.

Davis has a 259-116 record at Clemson in 12 years and has averaged 21.6 wins per season during his tenure. He is the fourth winningest coach in ACC history. He was named ACC Coach-of-the-Year in 1990 and 1994 and has posted 42 wins over top-25 teams and 17 wins over top-10 teams in his Clemson career. He has coached 15 All-ACC Players and has had at least one All-ACC Player each season since his arrival in 1987-88. In six of the last seven seasons, at least one Lady Tiger has made the first team All-ACC squad.

Since Jim Davis took over the coaching reins at Clemson in 1987-88, the Lady Tigers have won 12 regular seasons tournaments and have a 32-7 record in those tournaments.

YEAR BY YEAR WITH JIM DAVIS AT CLEMSON

1987-88 21-9    .700    NCAA Final 32  #20 Ranking 1988-89 20-11   .645    NCAA Final 16  #13 Ranking 1989-90 22-10   .688    NCAA Final 16  #19 Ranking, ACC Coach-of-the-Year 1990-91 22-11   .667    NCAA Final  8   #8 Ranking 1991-92 21-10   .677    NCAA Final 32  #19 Ranking 1992-93 19-11   .633    NCAA Final 32 1993-94 20-10   .667    NCAA Final 32  #22 Ranking, ACC Coach-of-the-Year 1994-95 21-11   .656    NWIT Consolation Champions 1995-96 23-8    .742    ACC Champions  NCAA Final 32, #14 Ranking 1996-97 19-11   .633    NCAA Tour.     #21 Ranking 1997-98 25-8    .758    NCAA Final 32  #14 Ranking 1998-99 26-6    .813    ACC Champions  NCAA Final 16, #10 Ranking Totals  259-116 .691 

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