CMU Fires Keno Davis After 9 Seasons

Central Michigan University fired men’s basketball coach Keno Davis Monday after nine seasons.

Davis was hired by CMU in 2012 to replace former coach Ernie Ziegler and went 142-143 overall and 62-94 in the Mid-American Conference, with a MAC championship in 2015. Under his direction, the Chippewas received four postseason bids, appearing in the NIT (2015), CollegeInsider.com tournament (2016 and 2018) and the College Basketball Invitational (2019).

“I am extremely grateful to Keno for the impact he has made on our student-athletes and the greater CMU community,” said CMU Associate Vice President/Athletic Director Amy Folan in a release.  “Decisions like this are always difficult.  However, after spending the last few months evaluating all aspects of our program, I believe it is necessary and appropriate to make a change in leadership at this time to achieve the goals we have for men’s basketball.”

The Chippewas went 7-16 overall and 3-13 in MAC play in 2020-21.

CMU has already launched a national search to replace Davis.