Evans Davis completed his fourth season as the head coach of Armstrong State University men's basketball team for the 2016-17 season.
The Pirates went 11-17 overall and 6-13 in the Peach Belt Conference during the 2016-17 season, knocking off PBC co-champions Augusta and UNC Pembroke during the year. Freshman Corey Tillery was named the league's Freshman of the Year, the first such honoree in Armstrong State men's basketball history, as well as earning All-Conference honors.
Armstrong State went 12-15 overall and 10-9 in the Peach Belt Conference in 2015-16, advancing to the PBC Tournament for the first time since 2012-13. The Pirates led the league in assists per game (16.2) andassist-turnover ratio (+1.32) while ranking second in the league in three-point field goal shooting as one of the conference's most dangerous offensive teams.
The Pirates went 6-19 overall and 4-15 in the Peach Belt Conference in 2014-15 in Davis' second season at the helm of Armstrong State men's basketball, playing a rigorous schedule that saw Armstrong State face nine teams that advanced to the 2014-15 NCAA DII Basketball Championships.
The Armstrong men's basketball team went 8-18 under Davis' interim season in 2013-14, finishing fifth in the PBC East Division with a 5-14 league record. Davis was elevated to the head coaching position in May of 2014.
Davis served as the assistant coach at Armstrong under Jeremy Luther for four seasons from 2009-13. He began his collegiate coaching career at Mercer as a graduate assistant for the women's program, then went to Truett McConnell as both an assistant and as the head men's basketball coach before moving to North Florida in 2006, where he was an assistant coach for three years before joining the Pirates.
A former standout at Mercer University, Davis played collegiately at Truett McConnell in Cleveland, Ga., for two seasons before finishing up his playing career for the Bears, averaging 10.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in his Mercer career.