Bradley Davis enters his fifth season as the head coach of the Tigers in 2019-20. He was named the Tigers' 10th Head Coach in program history on Thursday, April 23, 2015. This season marks his 14th season with Pacific with the previous three seasons as the Associate Head Coach under Lynne Roberts. On Nov. 1, 2018, Davis signed a three-year extension that will keep him with the program through the 2023 season.
In his first year as head coach, Davis guided the team through an injury-plagued campaign with a 13-17 overall record. Of the Tigers wins in 2015-16, Pacific posted signature victories at North Carolina and at home over Gonzaga. Senior Hailie Eackles was named First Team All-West Coast Conference, while Desire Finnie earned All-WCC honorable mention accolades.
In 2016-17, Davis' squad finished with a 10-21 overall mark, advancing to the quarterfinals of the West Coast Conference tournament and pulling off the program's second road win at Gonzaga in the Tigers' four years in the WCC. Guard GeAnna Luaulu-Summers was named to the All-West Coast Conference First Team.
2017-18 featured the Tigers deepest run in the WCC Championship tournament since the 2013-14 season when the Tigers reached the semifinals before falling to San Diego. Pacific posted a 15-17 record, which was the second-best win-loss record for any Tiger head coach in their third season. Pacific posted a 10-7 record at home with big wins over UCF and BYU. Pacific's run in the WCC Championship helped Luaulu-Summers to an All-WCC Tournament selection, the Tigers first since the 2013-14 season. Luaulu-Summers also garnered first-team All-WCC honors while Ameela Li and Brooklyn McDavid earned honorable mention nods. McDavid also earned the first WCC All-Freshman team selection since Luaulu-Summers won on in 2014-15.
The 2018-19 season was Davis' best to date. He led the Tigers to 19 wins on the year and the program's first WNIT berth since the 2014-15 season and the first postseason win for the program since 2012-13. Pacific rolled through the non-conference slate with a 7-3 record which included wins over UC Davis and Wyoming. Davis was coming off of a Big West Championship season in 2017-18 and went on to repeat as Big West Champs before losing to Stanford in the NCAA Tournament. Wyoming reached the WNIT alongside Pacific. He also put together his first winning season in the WCC at 10-8. The Tigers picked up wins over LMU, Pepperdine and Saint Mary's which all qualified for postseason play. Davis's Tigers reached the quarterfinals at the WCC Championships before defeating Fresno State in the opening round of the WNIT. The Tigers fell to Arizona, the eventual WNIT champs, in the Second Round.
Pacific's stellar season led to Valerie Higgins being named as the West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year making her the first Tiger to earn the honor. She was a First-Team All-Conference selection and Brooklyn McDavid picked up a Second-Team All-WCC nod. Ameela Li garnered Honorable Mention honors and was a member of the All-Academic Team along with Isabelle Parker. Higgins' season was one of the best in program history. Under Davis, she averaged a double-double in WCC play, finished second in single-season history in steals and scored 500 points making her just the second Tiger to reach the milestone in season history.
During his tenure on the staff, Tigers have earned six first-team All-Conference award winners as well as four-second team selections, and 11 honorable mention honors. Six Tigers have earned All-Freshmen team honors.
In addition, Davis coaches the Tigers' posts on the practice floor, helping the development of six posts into All-Conference players: Karen Dawkins (Honorable Mention 2007), Kendall Kenyon (Second Team 2013, First Team 2014), Danielle Peacon (Honorable Mention 2011), Kendall Rodriguez (First Team 2012, 2013), Amber Simmons (First Team 2009) and Christina Thompson (Honorable Mention 2010). Thompson also was named the Big West Sixth Woman of the Year in 2010.
While Davis has been with Pacific, the Tigers have been among the top of their conference in scoring offense and transformed into a top contender in the Big West, setting a program record with 27 wins and winning the conference title in 2013. Pacific reached the postseason four-straight years with WNIT appearances. The Tigers advanced to the second round in 2012 and the third round in 2013 before moving on to the West Coast Conference.
Outside of the basketball arena, Davis was also the Tigers' academic support coach for its student-athletes, where he helped Pacific with a perfect score of 1,000 out of 1,000 in Academic Progress Rate (APR).
Prior to coming to Pacific, Davis was the varsity girls' head coach at Chico High School in 2005-06, where he coached the Panthers to a Northern Section CIF Division I Championship. From 2003-05, Davis was the head coach at Durham High School, where he went 52-10 over two seasons. Overall, as a head coach, Davis posted a 78-13 (.857) record while advancing to the CIF State Championship tournament all three seasons. Davis also coached eight players that went on to play collegiate basketball including two that played Division I.
In addition to his coaching, Davis spent eight years as an English teacher at Chico High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in English from California in 1995 and his teaching credential from Chico State in 1998.
Originally from Southern California, Davis spent most of his youth overseas with his family, living in Zaire, South Africa, Bahrain and Switzerland, where he graduated from high school in Geneva.
Davis now resides in Stockton, Calif., with his wife, Corrie Nichols Davis. Basketball runs deep throughout the family as the couple met on the sidelines while coaching together. They have two daughters, Genevieve (born in 2005) and Esme (born in 2009).