Wendy Davis begins her 11th season as head coach of the Trinity College women’s basketball team in 2015-16 after guiding the Bantams to a 9-15 mark a year ago. In 2013-14, Trinity posted a 16-9 overall record and tied Bowdoin for third place in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) with a best-ever 7-3 conference mark. The Bantams qualified for the NESCAC Division III Championship Tournament for the 11th time , defeating Connecticut College, 79-76, in the NESCAC Quarterfinals before falling, 57-47, at No. 6-ranked Tufts in the semifinal round. Trinity has finished with a final record of above .500 in five of the last seven years.
The Bantams have qualified for the NESCAC Championship Tournament in eight of Davis' 10 seasons including six of the last seven winters. Davis, who is 125-117 in her 10 years as the Bantam head coach, guided Trinity to its best record since 1999-00 (17-8) and to the NESCAC Semifinals in 2008-09 and 2013-14. She is also an associate professor of physical education at the College.
Prior to Trinity, Davis enjoyed a highly successful six-year stint at Western New England College, posting a 105-55 record with conference post-season bids each year and ECAC appearances in 2002 and 2005 to give her a 229-1172 career mark in 15 seasons. In 2004-05, Davis was named as the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Coach of the Year, as the Golden Bears posted a 19-8 record. She also served as an assistant coach at the University of Connecticut in 1993-94.
Davis earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Connecticut in 1992 and added a master’s degree from her alma mater in 1994, while helping the perennial women’s basketball national power earn four NCAA bids and a trip to the NCAA Final Four in 1991. The 15th-leading scorer in UConn women’s basketball history, Davis was a three-time Academic All- American and made the all-tournament team in the 1991 NCAA Regional Championship. She holds the second-highest three-point field goal shooting percentage in UConn history at .439 and is second at her alma mater in both three-point field goals made in a season (107 in 1991-92) and in a game (8 v. Florida in 1991). Davis is a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.