Tyler Davis named Mtn Brook hoops coach

Mountain Brook, AL – Mountain Brook High School has promoted longtime assistant Tyler Davis to lead the Spartan’s powerhouse men’s varsity hoops program. Davis was officially named former head coach Bucky McMillian’s successor by the Mountain Brook Board of Education on Monday afternoon.

“I’m honored and humbled to be a part of and lead this program. I take this responsibility seriously and will continue to work hard as we strive to reach new heights.” 

Tyler Davis, Mountain Brook head basketball coach

McMillian stepped down earlier this year to accept the head coaching position at Samford University after leading his alma mater to a 332-74 record and five state titles.

Davis, an Elkhard, Indiana native and Samford University graduate, joined the Mountain Brook coaching staff in 2008 after spending nine years at Vestavia Hills, leading the Rebel’s JV squad and assisting with the varsity program. During his tenure with the Spartans, he lead the ninth-grade team for a year before joining the McMillian’s varsity squad.

“He is the only coach that has been part of the coaching staff from the beginning of Coach McMillan’s tenure until his departure. During that time, Coach Davis has been a valued and respected part of the building of our current culture and program. He has helped create and implement change along the way. His insight into where we were as a program and how we arrived at this point is priceless.”

Benny Eaves, Mountain Brook Athletic Director

Davis has played a key role in helping transforming the Spartan’s into a prep roundball dynasty. Over the past decade he has helped lead MBHS to five state championships, advancing to the AHSAA finals seven times and closing out 2019 ranked fifth nationally by USA Today.

The Spartans, who will move from class 7A to 6A next season, closed out 2020 just short of claiming their fourth consecutive state title, falling to Lee-Montgomery 40-38 in the state finals.