Mavericks add Tania Davis to round out coaching staff


Jordan McAlpine

Tania Davis scored 1,007 points over her four years at Iowa. The former Hawkeye is now an assistant for the Mavericks. Photo courtesy of University of Iowa Athletics.

Omaha women’s basketball head coach Carrie Banks rounded out her staff for this upcoming season with the addition of Tania Davis. Davis comes to Omaha after spending the past two years as a graduate assistant at Clemson.

“Tania is a tremendous addition to our coaching staff, and I am excited to welcome her to Omaha,” said Banks. “She had a remarkable playing career at Iowa and brings a lot of great experiences that will allow her to be a great coach and mentor to our players. Her work ethic and knowledge of the game are impressive and I’m looking forward to the impact she will have on our program.”

Davis also brings experience on the court to the Mavericks. She was an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention during the 2018-19 season and was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2015-16 while playing at Iowa. Prior to her collegiate career, she was named Michigan Miss Basketball by the Basketball Coaches Association and the Detroit Free Press in 2015.

She recorded 1,007 career points as a Hawkeye and scored double-figures in 18 games. Davis also set single-season career highs in points, rebounds, assists, field goals and three-point field goals made as a senior. Iowa reached the Sweet Sixteen that season. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health and human psychology to wrap up her Iowa career.

In the two years since, her duties at Clemson have mainly included assisting with recruiting visits, individual workout plans and film breakdown. Davis recently graduated from Clemson with a master’s in athletic leadership.

Davis becomes the third full-time assistant on Banks’ staff, who is entering her second season leading the program. Her team finished last season at 7-13, but caught fire in March and made it all the way to the Summit League Championship. The Mavericks open their 2021-22 season on Monday, Dec. 20 at St. Thomas.