June 20, 2013-
Our Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hire of Benjamin Davis as the new head men’s basketball coach, as well as athletic administrator. Davis comes to Mount Ida College after a two year stint as the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Division I Siena College. Under his leadership, he helped the Siena Saints reach the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) semifinal game in 2012 and a quarterfinal appearance in 2013.
Prior to his arrival at Siena, he served as the assistant men’s basketball coach at Stonehill College of the Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10), where he was the national recruiting coordinator. While at Stonehill, Ben helped lead the Skyhawks to an overall record of 67-22, as well as NCAA Division II tournament appearances in 2009, 2010, and 2011 while capturing the regular season conference championship and a #16 National Ranking in 2010. Ben’s first coaching experience was at Nichols College as the assistant men’s basketball coach.
Davis said, “I am thrilled to be named the head men’s basketball coach at Mount Ida, and I would like to thank Athletic Director Matthew Burke, the search committee members, and the college’s administration for providing me with this incredible opportunity. This is an exciting time to be associated with the Mount Ida athletics program, and I hope to be able to build a program that the college, alumni, and community can be proud of.”