Lake Forest College Head Men’s Basketball Coach Ryan Davis is stepping down to join a staff at the NCAA Division I level after three seasons as the Foresters’ head coach.

By the Numbers
  • Lake Forest made its first NCAA Division III Tournament appearance in 2019.
  • The team had an 80-58 record in Midwest Conference play and qualified for the MWC Tournament five times during Davis's nine years on staff.
  • The 2023-24 Foresters won six of their last eight games, averaging 79.2 points per contest.
Yes, But

The departure of Coach Davis may raise questions about the continuity and future direction of the men's basketball program at Lake Forest College.

State of Play
  • A national search will commence immediately to find a new head men’s basketball coach for Lake Forest College.
  • The program is seen as being in a good position for further success following Davis's contributions.
What's Next

The search for a new head coach will be critical in maintaining the momentum and success of the men's basketball program at Lake Forest College.

Bottom Line

Ryan Davis leaving Lake Forest College's basketball program for a NCAA Division I opportunity marks a significant change necessitating a swift and strategic search for a new leader to uphold and build on the program's success.