UPDATE 10:05 A.M.: Columbia College responded to ABC 17’s inquiry for more information Thursday morning. The school said it could only say Davis’ departure was a “personnel matter,” but did clarify it was not related to a legal incident.
“I will say that Mike Davis served us well in the 13 years since the program was reinstated and we wish him well in all future endeavors,” said Associate Athletic Director Cindy Potter.
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COLUMBIA, Mo.– Columbia College women’s basketball coach Mike Davis is out, according to a statement from the school. The release states Davis will “leave the institution immediately.
The Cougar athletic department did not specify why Davis is no longer the Lady Cougar’s basketball coach. An email sent to the school for further comment was not immediately returned as of late Wednesday night.
Davis had been with the program since 2001, when the program was reinstated. Davis went 26-8 in 2013-2014, his final season with Columbia College. In 25 seasons as a college basketball coach, he owns a career record of 576-284.
The school says it will begin its search for Davis’ replacement immediately.