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Davis named Chevrolet College Basketball Coach of the Year

April 7, 2008
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Keno Davis

Drake Men's Basketball Coach Keno Davis has been named the 2007-08 Chevrolet Division I College Basketball Coach of the Year in voting determined by the CBS Sports talent and production staff.

Davis was presented the award by Chevrolet General Manager Ed Peper in between the semifinal round games of Saturday's NCAA Final Four in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The Chevrolet basketball coach of the year honor is the sixth national award for Davis,  who has been honored by CollegeHoops.net, Basketball Times, The Sporting News and the U. S. Basketball Writers Association.

Davis, who capped his first season as a head coach by leading Drake to a school-record 28-5 mark and its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1971, was selected The Associated Press college basketball coach of the year Friday.

He also is a finalist for the Naismith National Coach of the Year, the Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year and the Hugh Durham Mid-Major Coach of the Year.