Davis tabbed as Volleyball assistant coach


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The UNCW volleyball team celebrates

Brandon Sans, Sports Editor

UNC Wilmington volleyball announced an addition to its coaching staff for the upcoming 2019-20 season on Wednesday.

Hava Davis joins head coach Amy Bambenek’s staff as an assistant coach for the Seahawk’s indoor volleyball team. Davis has familiarity with the Colonial Athletic Association during a run from 2014 to 2018 as Hofstra’s Associate Head Coach.

During his time in Hempstead, Davis helped guide the program to three seasons winning 20 games or more including a CAA title and NCAA appearance in 2014. The Seahawks won the conference a year later in 2015, their last CAA title.

“I think we knocked it out of the park with hiring Hava Davis,” said Bambenek in a statement released by UNCW Athletics. “Not only does he have a CAA championship under his belt, but he has also demonstrated a successful history in training players at all levels of the sport to reach their full potential.”

Davis will be the Seahawks’ primary recruiting coordinator as the program hopes to take advantage of Davis’ extensive recruiting connections across the nation. In addition to Hofstra, he spent the early part of his career as a co-director of a club program in Southern California and recently was a coach with the NC Coastal Volleyball Club in Wilmington.

“Hava knows the caliber of recruits needed to be successful in the CAA and will be the primary recruiting coordinator for our indoor volleyball program,” said Bambenek. “He will add new insight into all positions in the gym but will primarily be in charge of training our setters and offensive system.”

The Seahawks went 15-12 last season including their first CAA tournament appearance in two years.

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