Delaware State University Women’s Basketball Head Coach Ed Davis announced today that he is retiring from his position, ending a 12-year coaching career at DSU.

Since becoming the Lady Hornets’ head coach in the 2000-2001 season, Davis compiled a 178-182 overall record – making him the University’s all-time leader in career women’s basketball wins. During the recently concluded 2011-12 season, the Lady Hornets were 7-23 overall and 4-12 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

The highlight year of Davis’ DSU coaching tenure took place during the 2006-07 season, in which he guided the Lady Hornets to the only Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in team’s history.

Davis’ tenure at Delaware State was also highlighted by five MEAC Tournament championship game appearances and a share of the MEAC regular season title in 2004. He was named MEAC Coach-of-the-Year for the 2003-04 season.

The interim director of athletics said that Ed Davis has served Delaware State University Athletics with dignity and professionalism. “He has been a true competitor and champion of the game and has orchestrated an academically-focused team that has performed admirably throughout his career at DSU,” Hart said. “We wish Coach Davis much success and thank him for his dedication to the women’s basketball program and Hornet Nation.”

Prior to his arrival at DSU in 2000, Davis was the head women’s basketball coach at Bowie State (Md.) University for eight years. He has a career record of 349-236 in 20 years as an intercollegiate head coach.

The University will launch a national search for a new women’s basketball head coach in the near future.