Seth Davis

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 for Sports Illustrated for 22 years and is currently the Senior Writer for Basketball at The Messenger. Davis is the author of five books, including the New York Times best sellers Wooden: A Coach’s Life, which chronicles the life of longtime UCLA coach John Wooden, and When March Went Mad: The Game 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 lead their 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, three sons and their Golden labradoodles Clarence and Sadie.