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SETH DAVIS

Topics

College Basketball
Leadership
Motivation
PEAK - Persistence Empathy Authenticity & Knowledge
Sports Journalism

CBS Sports College Basketball Reporter & Analyst
College Basketball Managing Editor, The Athletic
New York Times Bestselling Author

Seth Davis is an award-winning sports writer and broadcaster who covers college basketball. Since 2004, Davis has been a mainstay of CBS Sports’ studio coverage of college basketball and the NCAA Tournament. He wrote forSports Illustrated for 22 years and is currently the Managing Editor for college basketball at The Athletic.

Davis is the author of five books, including the New York Times bestsellers Wooden: A Coach’s Life, which chronicles the life of longtime UCLA coach John Wooden, and When March Went Mad: The Game That Transformed Basketball, which tells the story of the 1979 NCAA championship game which pitted Magic Johnson against Larry Bird. Davis’ most recent book is Getting to Us: How Great Coaches Make Great Teams. In it, he uses in-depth profiles of elite coaches such as Mike Krzyzewski, Doc Rivers and Dabo Swinney to explain how they use the PEAK profile to form winning teams. That stands for Persistence, Empathy, Authenticity and Knowledge.

A former stand-up comedian who used to perform at comedy clubs throughout New York City, Davis currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three sons.

Book(s)

What makes a coach great? Seth Davis profiles coaches of football and basketball, college and pro, to uncover the fundamental ingredients of greatness in the coaching sphere. Read More.

In this definitive biography of legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, Seth Davis draws on more than two hundred interviews with players, opponents, coaches, and Wooden himself. Read More.

In the news

Seth Davis Joins One On One

Seth Davis joins WFUV Sports to discuss his book, Getting to Us: How Great Coaches Make Great Teams, and his process of dissecting the way that successful college coaches motivate and cultivate winning teams.