April 17, 2007
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Jim Purcell, vice president for university relations at Santa Clara University, announced today that Dick Davey, former head basketball coach, will assume a new position in fund raising at SCU immediately. Davey will help raise friends and funds to support the 19 intercollegiate athletic programs at the University.
Purcell, whose fundraising team helped SCU raise $400 million, said, "I am delighted that Dick has agreed to stay on in this new role and I look forward to working closely with him to enhance SCU athletics."
Davey will report to Purcell.
SCU's Director of Athletics and Recreation, Dan Coonan, said, "There could be no better ambassador for Bronco athletics than Dick Davey. Over his thirty years of service at SCU, he has developed many friendships and supporters and I know our coaches and other athletic staff are thrilled that he will still be a part of the SCU family in this new role."
"I am very appreciative for my thirty years of coaching basketball at Santa Clara and look forward to my new role in helping Bronco athletics," Davey said
Davey started his career as an assistant coach in 1977 under Carroll Williams. After helping the Broncos to six 20-win seasons, four NIT appearances, and one NCAA Tournament appearance as an assistant, Davey became the head coach at Santa Clara prior to the 1992-93 season. As a head coach, Davey was named WCC Coach of the Year four times, while leading the Broncos to three NCAA Tournament appereances. Under Davey, SCU won 20 games on four occasions and he posted a 251-190 record in his career.
About Santa Clara University Athletics
Santa Clara University Department of Athletics and Recreation sponsors 19 intercollegiate athletics teams and competes as a Division I member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the West Coast Conference (WCC), the Pacific Coast Softball Conference and the Western Water Polo Association. The department is enjoying a successful 2006-2007 season. Both the men's and women's soccer teams captured the WCC championship, while the men's basketball team won 21 games. Santa Clara's four-year student-athlete average graduation rate of 74 percent is tied for first in the WCC and second on the West Coast.
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California's Silicon Valley, offers its 8,377 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.s. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information, see www.scu.edu.