In coming to Georgia in 2009 as Director of Basketball Operations, Kent Davison continued a long career in coaching that has covered many different levels, including high school, college, professional and international teams.
As operations director, Davison is in charge of organizing team travel and all team-related events, as well as implementation and monitoring of the program's budget.
A graduate of Sterling (Kan.) College, Davison began his coaching career at Winfield High School in Kansas in 1974. In 1979 he became an assistant coach at Wichita State, where in his two seasons there he coached future NBA players Cliff Levingston and Antoine Carr.
Davison's relationship with coach Mark Fox began at his next stop, where he coached at Garden City Community College for 17 seasons, the final six as the Broncbusters' head coach. Three of his GCCC teams won 20 games, and he sent more than 50 players on to Division I programs.
Davison was previously the first-ever head coach at three different NBA Developmental League franchises: Roanoke (2001-06), Colorado (2007) and Fort Wayne (2008). He has also coached teams in the United States Basketball League (Dodge City, which he led to the USBL championship in 2000) and the Continental Basketball Assn. (Fort Wayne).
Before coming to Georgia, Davison served the 2008 year as head coach of the national team of the Middle Eastern country of Qatar.
A native of Rochester, Pa., Davison has two sons, Matthew and Andrew, a daughter-in-law, Jazmin, and two grandsons, Jaxon and Rhys.