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Head Coach Hubert Davis of the North Carolina Tar Heels directs his team against the Loyola Greyhounds during the second half of their game at the Dean E. Smith Center on November 09, 2021 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

UNC basketball fans are no doubt pinching themselves as the Tar Heels have made it into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament under new head coach Hubert Davis.

Quite honestly, there were times that this season looked like it was going nowhere. Coach Davis, we are proud of you and the team and wish you the best of luck!

Here’s a few quick facts about Hubert Davis you may not have known!

  • 1. Born and Raised

    Gonzaga v North Carolina

    Assistant coach Hubert Davis of the North Carolina Tar Heels and his team react in the second half against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    Hubert Davis was born in the North Carolina tobacco capital city of Winston Salem

  • 2. A UNC Alum

    Coach Davis played 4 years for the legendary Dean Smith from 1988-1992

  • 3. Bench Experience

    City Of Palms Classic

    Head coach Roy Williams (L) and assistant coach Hubert Davis of the North Carolina Tar Heels look on during the City Of Palms Classic at Suncoast Credit Union Arena on December 19, 2018 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

    Davis spent 9 years assisting head coach Roy Williams.

  • 4. Familiar Surroundings

    Many don’t know that Hubert was head coach of the UNC junior varsity program as well.

  • 5. Media Maven

    Alabama v Vanderbilt

    ESPN announcers Rece Davis and Hubert Davis speak on-camera before a game between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Memorial Gym on February 10, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

    Hubert was an analyst for ESPN for 7 years and was co-host of the College GameDay program.

  • 6. A Prolific Scorer

    As a UNC Senior, Davis scored in double figures in 32 of 33 games.

  • 7. Career High Points

    In 1992, Hubert scored a career-high 35 points while playing the Duke Blue Devils.

  • 8. Justice Served

    Davis is proud of his degree in criminal justice he received in 1992.

  • 9. NBA Bonafides

    Knicks V Bulls

    Hubert Davis of the New York Knicks goes up for two against center Luc Longley of the Chicago Bulls during a game played at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls won the game, 94-81. Doug Pensinger/Allsport

    Also in 1992, Davis was chosen to play pro basketball with the NBA’s New York Knicks.

  • 10. A Family Man

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    Assistant coach Hubert Davis of the North Carolina Tar Heels looks on with his son Elijah during a practice session for the 2016 NCAA Men’s Final Four at NRG Stadium on April 1, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    Hubert and his wife Leslie have three children, Elijah, Gracie and Micah

  • 11. Family Tradition

    If you’re wondering, yes that was Hubert’s uncle Walter Davis who was a UNC star from 1973-77 who went on to be a six-time NBA All-Star.

  • 12. Sweet 16 Bound

    Break-a-leg UNC heading into the NCAA Sweet 16 playing the UCLA Bruins Friday at 9:39pm.