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Bucknell Gets It Right Hiring Nathan Davis

Bucknell made a dynamite hire by naming Nathan Davis as their new head coach.

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

As a fan it's never a good feeling to see your head coach head off to a bigger school. Thus was the case with Bucknell and Dave Paulsen heading to George Mason. After a pretty swift search Bucknell Athletic Director John Hardt has knocked it out of the park in replacing Paulsen with former Bucknell assistant Nathan Davis.

Davis' name will be familiar to Bison fans but unfamiliar to others as he's spent the past six years coaching his alma mater Randolph-Macon, a Division III school just outside of Richmond, Virginia. Davis inherited a very solid program from current Rice head coach Mike Rhoades and has made the Yellow Jackets into a national power. Davis has comprised a 141-39 mark over his tenure at R-MC and was a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament this past year after going 28-3, including a 16-0 mark in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

It's not often that fans get excited when a Division III coach is called upon to lead their program but Davis is the perfect fit. He's a winner and one of the most prepared coaches I've personally ever seen on any level. Bucknell should easily continue their era of Patriot League success with Davis at the helm.