|Alma Mater:||Charleston Southern|
Josh Davis enters his fourth season as the pitching coach at the University of Richmond.
In his second season with the Spiders, Davis helped guide a pair of seniors to outstanding seasons. Ryan Cook was named Second Team All-Atlantic 10 and First Team ABCA/Rawlings All-East Region after posting an 8-2 record. Ryan Harron notched nine saves and posted an ERA of 1.23- his nine saves and ERA in 2015 rank him second in both categories for a single season. In addition, Dylan Stoops was ranked in the top 100 in strikeouts per nine innings (9.51), as well as being ranked in the top 50 in strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.00).
Davis, the son of former Major League catcher Jody Davis, joined the Spiders after three years at Presbyterian College. After one season with the Blue Hose, Davis was elevated to the top assistant as well as being named the pitching coach.
In 2012 and 2013, Davis helped Presbyterian set Division I school records for winning percentage, strikeouts, walks, ERA, complete games and fielding percentage. In 2013, Davis saw one of his pitchers, Bud Jeter selected in the 25th round of the MLB Draft.
Prior to his stint at Presbyterian, Davis was a part of the Richland College staff in Dallas for three seasons. In 2010, Davis helped coach a young Thunderducks team to a third place finish in the regional tournament with a 32-26 overall record. In 2009, he helped guide the Thunderducks to a 47-13 record, the best winning percentage in Richland history, where they ultimately captured the 2009 NJCAA National Championship.
Davis lettered at Virginia Tech as a freshmen and helped guide the Hokies to the conference championship in 2000. He transferred to Tallahassee Community College for his sophomore year where the Eagles finished at 40-10. He played his final two years at Charleston Southern University, and signed a free agent contract with the Chicago Cubs in 2005.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Charleston Southern in 2005 and received his Master’s degree in kinesiology (college coaching) from Georgia Southern University in 2009.
Davis comes from a family with a baseball background. His father, Jody Davis, was in the MLB for 10 years, playing for the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves. He won a Gold Glove in 1985 and was voted an All Star in 1984 and 1986. Following his playing career, Jody was a major in the minor leagues. Davis’ cousin Blake is a scout for the Toronto Blue Jays organization.