Head Coach Mary Davis
Coach Davis enters her 25th season as Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at Black Hawk College with an overall record of 500-448. She began her coaching career as the Assistant Coach at BHC from 1986-1990 before taking over the Head Coaching position in 1991. Before her coaching career, Coach Davis played for the Lady Braves in 1983-1985. While at Black Hawk, Coach Davis has had many achievements. In 2014 she was listed as one of the top 10 winningest coaches in the nation and during the 2015 season, she not only hit her 500th career win, but she was also nominated in to the NJCAA Hall of Fame. Along with coaching at Black Hawk, Davis also coaches for Erie Club Volleyball and is the owner of The Hair Center in Erie, Illinois. Coach Davis and her husband Bob reside in Erie, Illinois with their daughter Emma.
Assistant Coach Kelli Nitz
The 2016 season will be Kelli Nitz’s second season as Assistant Volleyball Coach for the Lady Braves. Coach Nitz is a graduate of Riverdale High School. She is also a former Black Hawk College student-athlete, having played for Head Coach Davis in 2008-2010 where she earned the Arrowhead All Academic and Region IV District A All-Tournament Team Awards. Kelli was a member of the Women’s Club Volleyball team at Eastern Illinois where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in 2012. Kelli began her coaching career with club teams in the Quad Cities. Kelli resides in Moline, Illinois and works full time as an Institutional Research Project Assistant at Black Hawk College.