Hall of Fame

Jennings Davis

TYPE Athlete
YEAR INDUCTED 1991
Jennings played both basketball and tennis for Lipscomb University from 1946-1950. On the basketball court Jennings was consistently one of the Bisons' top scorers during his playing days. Known for his outstanding shooting ability, especially from the free throw line, Jennings was captain of the 1949-50 basketball team. Jennings was also an outstanding tennis player. Besides being one of the Bisons' top singles players, Jennings teamed up with fellow Hall of Fame member George McIntosh to form one of Lipscomb's all-time best doubles teams on the tennis court. Jennings worked at Lipscomb University from 1953-63 during which time he served in several different capacities including Men's Tennis Coach, Men's Basketball Coach, Director of Athletics, and Chairman of the Physical Education Department for eight years. After leaving Lipscomb, Jennings went to work for Pepperdine University, where he served as Dean of Students for twelve years and also taught in the School of Business. Currently, Jennings teaches in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Jennings Davis, Jr. will always be considered one of Lipscomb's great student athletes who committed his life to education.