By Scooby Axson
August 02, 2012

Former UAB and Indiana head coach Mike Davis takes over at Texas Southern, a team that went 15-18 last season. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Former UAB and Indiana head coach Mike Davis is back coaching in the college ranks, agreeing to take a position an interim position at Texas Southern.

Texas Southern's previous coach Tony Harvey resigned for personal reasons, KRIV, a Houston television station reported.

"It's a great opportunity for me to get back into coaching. "I've researched Texas Southern's program," Davis said.

Davis led Indiana to the 2002 Final Four and was Conference USA's Coach of the Year in 2010-11. He was fired in March after leading the Blazers to a 15–16 record. Davis is 237–151 in 12 seasons as a head coach.

 "I think Harvey left some real good players there. They had a good program and it's one of the better jobs in the (SWAC) conference, and I'm excited to get back working and teaching," Davis said.

Davis said his focus last year at UAB was off.

"My mom passed away and I had two nephews pass away in a three-month period before the season started, and that kind of got me off key a little bit," he said. "I got it back at the end of the year, but by that time we were already in conference play. I have my focus and my drive back and I'm ready to get back into the flow."

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