When you’re an assistant working for an established coach at a winning program, you get noticed. That’s what has happened with UC associate head coach Larry Davis as Michael DeCourcy is reporting he is interviewing for the vacant Montana State head coaching position.
Cincinnati associate head coach Larry Davis will interview Wednesday for vacant position at Montana State. Davis previously HC at Furman.
— Michael DeCourcy (@tsnmike) March 26, 2014
Former Bobcats head coach Brad Huse resigned after this past season. Montana State finished with 14-17 overall record and went 9-11 in the Big Sky Conference. It was the Bobcats’ fourth straight losing season under Huse, whose resignation was likely more forced than voluntary.
As such, Montana State reached out to longtime Mick Cronin assistant Larry Davis to fill the vacancy. The two have been together at Cincinnati for the last 8 years and was instrumental in the rebuilding process of UC basketball. Davis’ day-to-day tasks include working closely with the Bearcat guards in addition to organizing the recruiting, practices, and the team’s overall preparation for games. Before joining Cronin at UC, Davis was the head coach at Furman. So it’s safe to say he has experience running his own ship.
I can’t really say whether or not Montana State would be a good fit for Davis because quite frankly I don’t know anything about Bobcats basketball. However, being given his own program and staff would be a well-deserved promotion for him. I wish Larry Davis the best of luck in the interview process and hope he lands the gig.