IOWA CITY, Iowa — Former Hawkeye, Tania Davis, joins the University of Iowa women’s basketball staff as Director of Player Development, the P. Sue Beckwith, MD Head Women’s Basketball Coach Lisa Bluder announced on Wednesday.
“I am absolutely thrilled to welcome Tania Davis back to Iowa City,” said Bluder. “Tania was a tremendous player who has now gained great coaching experience. It is so exciting to know she will now impact our program once again as our Director of Player Development. She will be a pivotal piece in our day-to-day operation, mainly working with our players to assist them in becoming strong leaders and role models in the community.”
Davis was an assistant coach for Omaha women’s basketball from 2021 to 2023. During her time with the Mavericks, the program won 22 games and advanced to the Summit League Championship in 2022-23.
Davis had a two-year stint as a women’s basketball graduate assistant at Clemson. While with the Tigers, she oversaw the team managers, while assisting with individual workout plans, recruit visits and film breakdown.
Prior to her assistantship, Davis played at Iowa. She was tabbed an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention in 2019 and named to the 2016 Big Ten All-Freshman Team.
As a senior, Davis became the 36th Hawkeye to reach 1,000 career points. She ended her career with 1,007 points and scored double figures in 18 games. During the year, Davis notched new career single-season highs in points, rebounds, assists, field goals made, and 3-point field goals made. Davis finished the year with 162 assists, which ranked second on the team. Davis also helped lead the Hawkeyes to a Sweet Sixteen appearance in her senior campaign.
In 2017-18, Davis made 12 starts and recorded double figures in seven of those games. As a junior, Davis averaged 9.7 points, 5.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game. She shot over 41 percent from 3-point range finishing the season with 21 triples.
Davis started 23 contests before tearing her ACL as a sophomore in 2016-17. She scored double-digits in 14 of those games. Davis led the team in free throw shooting percentage.
In her debut season, Davis logged minutes in every game and made 16 starts. She led the Hawkeyes with 111 assists, which ranks second in the program for a freshman.
In addition to her collegiate success, Davis excelled on the high school court. She was named Michigan Miss Basketball by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan and the Detroit Free Press in 2015.
Davis was a 2019 graduate of the University of Iowa and received her bachelor’s degree in health and human psychology. She is a recent graduate of Clemson where she finished her master’s in athletic leadership.