Eastern Oklahoma State College

Eastern names Al Davis new athletic director

July 26, 2022

WILBURTON, Okla. – Eastern Oklahoma State College Head Women’s Basketball Coach Al Davis has been named the new athletic director for the Mountaineers after the departure of Coach Matt Parker.

“Coach Davis has been a valuable member of Eastern for three years,” said Dr. Janet Wansick, president of Eastern. “He is invested in our athletic department and has a record of success with his women’s basketball team. Coach Davis has also shown he is committed to this community. I think he will bring that level of commitment and excellence as he takes on his new role.”

Davis has led the Eastern women’s basketball team to two conference championships, one conference tournament championship and one appearance in the NJCAA Tournament.

“I would like to thank President Wansick for giving me this opportunity to be the athletic director of Eastern Oklahoma State College,” Davis said. “I am excited to take on this new role and work with great coaches and student-athletes within our athletic program. I would also like to thank Coach Parker for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to become the head women’s basketball coach three years ago. I look forward to continuing to build great relationships within our community while watching our student-athletes grow as young adults.”

Previous athletic director Matt Parker departed Eastern after four years of success at the reigns of the Eastern athletic department and baseball program. He has joined the baseball coaching staff at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.