The 2018-19 season will be the fourth for Ryan Davis as an assistant coach at Lake Forest College. On the court, he works specifically with the team’s offense. He is also involved with recruiting, opponent scouting, and all aspects of the program.
Davis helped lead Lake Forest to a 17-9 overall record and a 13-5 mark in Midwest Conference play in 2017-18. The Foresters qualified for the four-team MWC Tournament where they fell against the eventual champion in the semifinals. Offensively, Lake Forest averaged 75.7 ppg in 17-18, the seventh-highest mark in school history. Additionally, the 220 3-point field goals made, were the most in school history.
Lake Forest is 43-31 overall and 34-20 in the MWC since Davis joined the staff. The Foresters have advanced to the MWC Tournament in each of his three seasons, the first such run in program history.
Davis spent the previous two years as an assistant coach at the University of Chicago Lab School in Chicago, Illinois. U-High won back-to-back Independent School League championships in those two seasons.
While coaching at the University of Chicago Lab School, Davis also served as a coach with Nike Meanstreets, an AAU program in Chicago. He assisted in player development, on court coaching, and recruiting.
Davis graduated from the University of Chicago in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He was a member of the men's basketball team at Chicago in 2011-12. A native of Deerfield, Illinois, he graduated from Deerfield High School before spending a post graduate year at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire.