Sunday, June 19, 2016

MSU's Ed Davis Named Interim Coach For Women’s Basketball

Ed Davis Jr.
BALTIMORE, Maryland -- Morgan State University (MSU) Athletic Director Floyd Kerr today announced the appointment of Edward Davis Jr. as interim head coach of MSU's women's basketball team.

"It has always been about our student-athletes and the program at Morgan State," said Kerr, "and that is why I made this selection. I have the utmost confidence in Coach Davis because of what he has been able to accomplish with his past teams."

Davis has for two years been the assistant coach at Morgan and served as the former head women's basketball coach at Delaware State University for 12 seasons. While at Delaware State, he led the team to its most successful run in the history of the program. He concluded his career there as the program's winningest coach with an overall record of 178-182 (.494), including a 121-85 (.587) Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) record. He also coached for eight years at Bowie State University.

Davis succeeds Coach Donald Beasley, who had been head coach of the Lady Bears basketball team since 2005. In his 11 seasons at MSU, Beasley became the coach with the most wins in the history of the women's program.

"We are extremely grateful to Coach Beasley for what he has been able to achieve with our program. He is our most successful women's basketball coach and he leaves with our gratitude and best wishes," added Kerr.

Beasley leaves the program effective July 1, 2016 to take another assignment at the University.

For more information about today's announcement, contact Floyd Kerr, director of Athletics at Morgan State University, at 443-885-3575. For more information on MSU Athletics, please visit


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