It appears Texas Southern head coach Mike Davis is moving on.

A source with knowledge of the situation indicates Davis, who led the Tigers to this year’s NCAA Tournament, is expected to accept the vacant job at Jacksonville University.

Max Edison, sports editor at the Houston Defender covering the Final Four this week just outside of Dallas, reported Saturday via Twitter that Davis will be the next Jacksonville coach.

 

Davis was also a candidate for the vacant Houston position, media reports indicated.

Earlier this week, a Houston TV station reported Texas Southern granted Jacksonville University permission to interview Davis.

Davis, hired by TSU in 2012 when the basketball program was on NCAA probation, led the Tigers to a 16-2 SWAC record and regular season title in 2013.

The Tigers finished second in SWAC play this past season and earned the school’s first trip to the NCAA tournament since 2003, where they lost in the First Four to Cal Poly.

Before landing at Texas Southern, Davis led UAB to the NCAAs in 2011 and Indiana to the Final Four in 2002.

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Kendrick Marshall
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Contributing Editor for TSPN Sports and a graduate of Jackson State University.

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