Nathan Davis named Bucknell coach

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Nathan Davis is returning to Bucknell as the Bison's basketball coach.

The school said Sunday night that Davis, a Bucknell assistant under Pat Flannery from 2003 to 2008, will be formally introduced at a news conference Tuesday.

"I am extremely excited to be coming back to Bucknell," Davis said in a statement released by the school. "Having worked there for five years, I know what a special place Bucknell is. It is an ideal place to coach, because you have student-athletes who are committed to excellence on and off the court."

Davis replaces Dave Paulsen, who left last month to coach George Mason.

Davis spent the past six seasons as head coach at Randolph-Macon, his alma mater. He led the Yellow Jackets to a 28-3 record last season and was 141-39 overall at the Division III school.

Bucknell has won four of the last five Patriot League regular-season championships. Last season, the Bison won the conference regular-season title at 13-5, finished 19-15 overall and played in the NIT.