Darryl Davis enters his eighth season as the head women’s basketball coach and his thirteenth year overall at Western Texas College. The 2017-2018 Lady Westerner squad finished 12-15 record overall last season and 4-10 in the WJCAC Conference. In his tenure as head coach, Davis has led his two of his teams to the regional tournament 2014-2015 and 2016-2017. Catara Samuel (So) was honored by the WJCAC as honorable mention all-conference. The success was not limited to the floor: he has had multiple NJCAA all-academic teams and individuals. The team from 2017-2018 was an NJCAA All-Academic Team with an overall team GPA of 3.35. The team also had four third-team NJCAA All-Academic members: Kyra Lewis, Hayden Hand, Corbriyana Wingfield, and Sayanna Roy.
Prior to being named head coach in 2011, Davis spent five years as the assistant head coach at WTC under Tammy Davis. His responsibilities included on-floor coaching, perimeter player development, recruiting, scouting, academic advising, and tracking. His impact on the program is apparent as he helped the Lady Westerners advance both athletically and academically. The 2007-2008 returned to postseason play with the team advancing to the semi-final round of the NJCAA Region 5 tournament. Academically, the team’s from 06-07, 07-08, 08-09, 10-11, 11-12, 14-15, 16-17 and 17-18 were named NJCAA and WBCA All-Academic teams. The program has had many athletes’ continue their playing careers at four-year schools after completing their eligibility at Western Texas College. The 2017-2018 players that moved on to four-year schools include: McKenna Spikes (Cameron University), Catara Samuel (Angelo St. University), Avery Gregory (Mid-American Christian University), and Lindsey Hearn (Colorado Christian University).
Davis previously coached in the high school ranks as an assistant head coach with his wife, now the WTC Athletic Director, Tammy Davis. At Bloomfield High School in Bloomfield, New Mexico, he helped guide the 2003 Lady Bobcats to the semi-final round at the New Mexico State Tournament. In 2004, Davis served as the assistant head coach at Farmington High School in Farmington, New Mexico where he helped guide the Lady Scorpions to a second place finish at the New Mexico State Basketball Tournament. Davis has coached many players who competed at the college level.
Davis began his career with the National Junior College Scouting Service (women’s basketball) where he scouted and reported. During his employment with this service, he had the opportunity to cover the Western Athletic Junior College Conference who was (and still is) one of the top conferences in the country.
After earning his degree at Lubbock Christian University, he was a volunteer assistant coach for Northern Arizona University. His responsibilities included perimeter player development, scouting, and recruiting.
Davis played for New Mexico Junior College prior to attending Lubbock Christian University where he finished his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology in 1990. In high school, Davis played for the legendary Ralph Tasker at Hobbs High School in Hobbs, New Mexico. During his senior year, Davis led an undefeated Hobbs High School team (26-0) in assists with 8apg while also averaging 11ppg. His high school team led the nation in scoring, averaging 111.6ppg which still stands as number three all-time in high school basketball.
He and his wife, Tammy, reside in Snyder with their family, Kamiah, Malik, Brooklynn, and one grandchild Johnathan.