Aug. 27, 2008
PITTSBURGH—University of Pittsburgh head men’s basketball coach Jamie Dixon announced the appointment of Rasheen Davis as the program’s video coordinator on Wednesday.
“Rasheen is an outstanding addition to our program,” Dixon said. “He brings with him an extensive background both in coaching and administration. He will also be a tremendous role model for our student-athletes.”
Davis arrives at Pitt with a diverse coaching background both at the collegiate and high school levels. He served the 2007-08 season as a program assistant for the men’s basketball team at the University of Louisville. Among his many duties under Head Coach Rick Pitino, Davis assisted in opponent scouting and film breakdown, monitored on-campus recruiting efforts and facilitated the program’s daily schedules.
Prior to his stint at Louisville, Davis served as the assistant boys varsity basketball coach at national power Rice High School in New York City for two seasons (2005-07) under coach Maurice Hicks. During his two seasons at Rice, the program captured back-to-back New York State Archdiocesan championships and one city title in 2005-06, totaled a combined 57-9 overall record and finished both seasons ranked among the nation’s top-25 teams. Additionally, he worked extensively with the New York Gauchos AAU Basketball program, assisting Coach Dwayne Mitchell with the Under-17 boy’s team for three years. His chief duties with the Gauchos included player development and game preparation. Combining his high school coaching tenure, Davis has coached one McDonald’s All-American, three Jordan Brand National All-Americans and six Jordan Brand Regional All-Americans.
A certified New York State School Counselor, Davis also served as a guidance counselor at the Foreign Language Academy of Global Studies in Bronx, N.Y.
Davis worked three years as an assistant coach at his alma mater St. Thomas Aquinas College (2002-05) in Sparkill, N.Y. where he played for two years and coached under 500-game winner Dennis O’Donnell. He earned a bachelor’s degree in social science from St. Thomas Aquinas in 2002.
A Bronx, N.Y. native, Davis earned a Master’s degree in guidance and counseling from the College of New Rochelle (N.Y.) in 2005.
Davis has one son, Isaiah Davis (5).