The 2019-20 season will be the fifth 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 other aspects of the program.
Davis helped lead Lake Forest to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time in program history in 2018-19. The team was 18-10 overall and won 12 of 18 Midwest Conference contests to qualify for the four-team MWC Tournament, where two more victories earned the squad a spot in the national tournament. Lake Forest's scoring average of 83.6 points per game was a program record by nearly five points per contest and the Foresters' 269 three-pointers shattered the previous mark of 220. Sean Espinosa was a First Team All-MWC selection while Danny Sotos earned Second Team honors, giving Lake Forest multiple all-conference players for the first time in seven seasons.
Lake Forest is 61-41 overall and 46-26 in the MWC since Davis joined the staff and has advanced to the MWC Tournament in each of his four seasons, the longest such run in program history. Four different Foresters were named All-MWC a combined five times and members of the team have earned a total of 17 Academic All-MWC honors during that span.
Prior to coming to Lake Forest, Davis spent 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.