Doug Davalos just completed his fifth season as head girls’ basketball coach at Round Rock Westwood High School. The Lady Warriors are one of 10 6A programs in Texas to have 25 or more wins for 4 consecutive seasons. The 2017-2018 team finished 25-10, and were Bi-District and Area Champs for the third straight season.The 2016-2017 season, saw the Lady Warriors break the total wins mark (29) for the third consecutive season, as well as winning another Bi-District and Area Championship. The 2015-2016 season was a historic one, as the Lady Warriors finished the season with 28 wins (most in school history); 12 district wins (most in school history) and a District Championship. The Lady Warriors were also Bi-District and Area Champs, which,at the time, tied the deepest playoff run in school history. Davalos was named Centex Coach of the Year by the Austin-American Statesman, and Sophie Taylor was named District MVP. The entire Varsity team achieved Academic All-District, with 3 members achieving Academic All-State. This followed up the 2014-2015 season, which reached 26 wins (most in school history) and the school’s 2nd playoff appearance in 12 years. Davalos was named District 13-6A Coach of the Year.
Davalos spent seven years at Texas State as the head men’s basketball coach from 2006-13. He finished his Bobcat coaching career tied for the third-most wins and most Division 1 wins in school history with 92. During his final season at Texas State, he led his team to a great showing at the Western Athletic Conference Tournament. The Bobcats posted a pair of victories that included an upset over #2 seeded Denver, but Texas State fell just short of making the championship game as they were defeated by WAC champion and NCAA Tournament participant New Mexico State in the WAC semi-finals.
Davalos inherited a 3-23 program, and improved the win total for 5 consecutive seasons including a 2010-2011 Southland Conference West Division Championship. Under Davalos’ guidance, Texas State qualified for the conference tournament four times. He had a total of seven Bobcats earn all-conference honors and six academic all-conference players during his tenure, including at least one each of the past six seasons. Sixteen student- athletes graduated during Davalos leadership at Texas State.
In 2012, Davalos was honored with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Literacy Champion Award at the annual AT&T NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show for his phenomenal work in the San Marcos community. Davalos and his players visited and read books to elementary children each year as part of the NABC Reading Program. The Bobcats also served as volunteers in various campus initiatives such as cancer awareness rallies, as well as working with the San Marcos Public Housing Authority.
Before Texas State, Davalos served as the head men’s coach at Sul Ross State, and turned the Lobos into a perennial winner during his four seasons. He inherited a program that had not achieved a winning season since 1979 (23 years) and guided the Lobos to three straight American Southwest Conference West Division championships and four consecutive post-season appearances, including the only trip to the NCAA Tournament and NCAA Sweet Sixteen in school history. In four years at the NCAA Division III school, Davalos’ teams were 72-35 overall and 52-20 in the ASC.
While a member of the Big Bend community, Davalos established "Reading with the Lobos," an Accelerated Reader program for K-5 students at Alpine Elementary as well as the "Lobos vs. Cancer" fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
Prior to being named the head coach at Sul Ross State, Davalos was an assistant for two years at Eastern New Mexico University where he assisted in the rebuilding of the Division II program. Davalos helped the program qualify for the Lone Star Conference Tournament for the first time in five years.
In addition to his collegiate experience, Davalos was the head boy’s coach for four years at Fort Stockton High School (1996-2000) where he had a combined 71-49 record and led the West Texas school to four straight winning seasons. His 1999-2000 Fort Stockton team posted a 19-12 record and advanced to the Texas State playoffs for just the second time in 30 years.
Davalos’ coaching career began as a student assistant coach at the University of Houston, and he was a graduate assistant coach at Auburn University at Montgomery where he had a variety of responsibilities including on-the-floor coaching, scouting, recruiting and academic advising.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Houston in 1994 and was received a Master of Arts in Education from Auburn-Montgomery, in 1996. He is also a graduate of San Antonio’s MacArthur High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society.
He is the son of Texas State All-American point guard Rudy Davalos, who captained the 1960 Texas State team to an NAIA national championship. The senior Davalos retired as the Director of Athletics at the University of New Mexico and is a distinguished Texas State alumnus (2001). He was inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.
Davalos and his wife Kim, have three daughters, Daylan, Danielle and Desiree.