Germantown Friends School has hired Tiffany J. Davis of Center City as the new Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach. Davis comes to GFS from a storied career of coaching and mentoring that includes University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Abington Friends School, and William Penn Charter School. Coach Davis’s collegiate athletic career includes DI and DII Basketball at Manhattan College and Dowling College.
While at Manhattan, she played on the 2003 MAAC-D1 Basketball Championship Team that included a 1st round NCAA/ESPN appearance. At Dowling, she earned All-Academic Team Honors each year and was on the Athletic Director Honor Roll in her senior year. She is also an alumna of West Catholic High School where she played Varsity Basketball and earned 3rd Team All-City honors.
Davis has consistently blended her coaching career with a focus on youth development to enrich and empower young women. From 2003-2006, she coached at the Villanova University Girls Basketball Camp, where she taught the fundamentals of the game and life skills to girls ages 9-19. She was the assistant coach at Abington Friends from 2006-2008, and then worked as a volunteer assistant women’s coach at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2009-2010 before becoming the assistant coach for the Varsity team at Penn Charter in 2010-2011.
During this time, she volunteered as a career mentor speaker at the Upward Bound program at the University of Pennsylvania and the Attic Youth Center. This year, Davis participated in the Uniquely You Summit which helps African American girls ages 11-18 define themselves through increasing global awareness and inspiring them to become trailblazers outside their communities and neighborhoods.
In addition to coaching, Davis is the Director of the Clinical Education Assessment Center for the Drexel University College of Medicine. She has been with Drexel since 2007, and in her current position she is responsible for supervising the Clinical Education Assessment Center, where she trains the Standardized Patients in medical cases that help medical students practice clinical skills with hopes of building great doctors of the future. She holds a Master’s in Communications from Drexel and a Bachelor’s in Visual Communications from Dowling.
“I am tremendously excited to bring such a talented, experienced, and committed professional to be a leader and mentor to our Varsity basketball players,” said GFS Director of Athletics Katie Bergstrom Mark.
“I am proud to be a part of the GFS family and also very excited to spread my joy for life and basketball all while helping our players seek their full potential, challenge their strengths and weaknesses, yet honor our overall progression as a team,” said Davis.