Davis named Coach of the Year

Davis named Coach of the Year

Davis has coached the men's team in 2013 after serving as co-head coach in 2012. The BYU-Hawaii athletic department announced Davis as head coach of the women's soccer team, effective Nov. 18, 2013 in addition tot he men's squad.

From West Jordan, Utah and a graduate of BYU-Hawaii in 2011, Davis just led the men's team to its best season is school history in his first full season as the head coach.

The Seasiders won nine matches in 2013, tying the program record for wins, accomplished for just the third time at the school. At 9-3-4 and 7-2-3 in Pacific West Conference play, BYU-Hawaii finished fourth in the conference, narrowly missing out on at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.

Defensively, the Seasiders were of the best in the nation. BYU-Hawaii shutout eight of its 16 opponents on the year, including eventual conference champion Fresno Pacific in a 3-0 victory for the Seasiders. BYU-Hawaii finished the 2013 season No. 12 in shutout percentage, No. 17 in goals against average, No. 24 in saves percentage and led the PacWest in several defensive categories.

Davis joined the Seasider coaching staff in 2012 as a co-head coach before taking the reins all to himself in 2013.

Davis has been playing and coaching soccer for most of his life. He wrapped up his playing career with one season as a Seasider in 2011. Prior to his time at BYU-Hawaii, Davis played at Iowa Western College where, as team captain, he led the team to a conference championship in the regular season in 2009.

He played with several clubs including Utah Football Club and the Utah Rangers, winning a State Cup Championship in the U-18 age group in 2005 with the Rangers.  He also played in the Utah State Olympic Development Program (ODP) for four years. 

Davis attended Copper Hills High School where he started on the varsity squad all four years and served as team captain for two.

He served a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tampico, Mexico.

Davis and his wife, Natalie, have a 1-year old son, Dax.

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