The Eastern Michigan University Hockey Club announced that Chad Davis has been selected as the new Head Coach for the team.
Davis is a goalie who played his junior career with the Essex 73’s, Leamington Flyers & the Compuware Ambassadors. While with the Ambassadors, he was top five in six statistical categories and was the Leamington Flyers most valuable player during the 1999-2000 season. He received a NCAA Division I scholarship to American International College in Springfield, MA, where he graduated with a B.S. degree in business administration in 2004. He spent the 2005-2006 season in the CHL (Central Hockey League) with the Laredo Bucks and the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs. He also played that season in the UHL (United Hockey League) with the Roanoke Express. The 2004-2005 season he played for the Port Huron Beacons and the Rockford Ice Hogs, both in the UHL. His final seasons of play came with the St. Clair Saints from 2006-2008. His coaching career began in 2004 as an assistant coach with Gabriel Richard High School in Riverview, Michigan. In the 2006 season, Davis was named head coach of the Walled Lake Western Varsity high school team.
EMU General Manager, Robert Stumpmier, expressed that with Davis’ experience as a player, training under some of the best NHL goalie coaches and his coaching record at the high school level, he would be an excellent long term fit for the EMU hockey team. “Chad was very enthusiastic about the position at EMU and he has led us to believe that his past experiences will lead this team to a national championship.” The team looks forward to summer camps and try-outs that will be the coach’s first official “on-ice” duties.