• Athletics
Doug Davis Selected as Head Coach of Lawrenceville’s Varsity Boys’ Basketball Team

Lawrenceville is pleased to announce Doug Davis as the new Head Coach of the School’s boys’ varsity basketball team. He will also serve Lawrenceville as an Assistant Dean of Admission and teach in the History Department. Davis succeeds Ron Kane, who had led the team since 1991. Kane will continue his duties as an English teacher. 

“Our selection of Doug is the culmination of a search process in which several highly qualified candidates were considered,” said Lawrenceville Athletic Director Tripp Welborne. “In choosing the next head coach, in addition to a proven track record, competitive spirit, integrity, and winning attitude; we were looking for a person who understands the unique culture and experience of the current basketball landscape within boarding schools. We are confident that Doug embodies all of these characteristics.”

Davis said, “I have been very familiar with the Lawrenceville basketball program since my days as a high school student-athlete. The tradition of excellence in academics and athletics at Lawrenceville makes joining the community a tremendous privilege. I am excited about the basketball program here at Lawrenceville and eager to continue to build off of Coach Kane’s success.”

Davis comes to Lawrenceville from Princeton Day School (PDS) where he was the boys’ varsity basketball coach and a member of the history department for the past two years. This past year he led PDS to the NJISAA Prep B State Championship and was honored by the Trentonian and Town Topics as the Boys’ Prep Coach of the Year. Before joining PDS, Davis was head coach of the boys’ varsity basketball team at the Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass.

Davis earned his A.B. in sociology at Princeton University, where he was a four-year starter on the men’s basketball team. He was a team captain and standout point guard for the Tigers, leading his team to the 2011 Ivy League Championship and a berth in the NCAA tournament. On two separate occasions, he was the team's season scoring champion, finishing his career as the third-leading scorer in school program history. Doug is also a member of the 2018 Klingenstein School Leadership Summer Institute Cohort.

Photo credit: Town Topics, Frank Wojciechowski/Courtesy of Doug Davis

For additional information, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of Public Relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org.