Mary Davis
Head Coach

Coach Davis enters her 26th season as head women’s volleyball coach at Black Hawk College with an overall record of 512-470. She began her coaching career as the Braves’ assistant coach from 1986-90 before taking over the head coaching position in 1991. Before her coaching career, Coach Davis played for the Braves from1983-85. 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. During the 2015 season, she not only hit her 500th career win, but she also was nominated to the NJCAA Hall of Fame. Along with coaching at Black Hawk College, she also coaches for the Geneseo Club Volleyball and owns The Hair Center in Erie, IL.


Kelli Nitz
Assistant Coach

The 2017 season will be Kelli Nitz’s third season as assistant volleyball coach for the Braves. She graduated from Riverdale High School. She also is a former Black Hawk College student-athlete, having played for Coach Davis in 2008-10 where she earned the Arrowhead All-Academic and Region IV District All-Tournament Team awards. Coach Nitz was a member of the Women’s Club Volleyball team at Eastern Illinois University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Management in 2012. Coach Nitz works full-time as the HR Generalist at Sivyer Steel in Bettendorf, IA.