John Davis is in his second season as the head football coach at Misericordia University after being named the second head football coach in the history of the program, July 9, 2021.
He led the Cougars to a 3-6 record in his first season.
Previously, he compiled a 15-7 in three years as head coach at the Apprentice School.
In 2019, he led Apprentice to 6-3 record to give the Builders their first varsity winning season since 2006. The Builders made their first NCAA Postseason Bowl appearance when they qualified for the inaugural Neptune Bowl.
Davis spent two seasons as head football coach at John Handley High School in Winchester, VA. He also served as head football coach and assistant athletics director at Central Florida Christian Academy where he led the Eagles to 7-2 record and playoff berth.
From 2008-2014, Davis was the assistant head football coach and defensive coordinator at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. His responsibilities also included Recruiting Coordinator and Admissions Liaison.
In 2014, he was named the American Football Coaches Association Division III Assistant Coach of the Year.
In Davis’ six seasons at Gallaudet, the Bison posted a 24-17 (.585) record and won the 2013 ECFC championship. Davis coached 35 all-conference defensive players, 12 ECFC All-Academic performers along with the 2012 ECFC Defensive Player of the Year and two ECFC Rookies of the Year (2009, ’10). Davis has coached two D3football.com All-Americans on defense and three D3football.com All-East Region second team players.
Gallaudet experienced a record-breaking season in 2013 as the Bison won their first nine games, the best start in program history, had an 11-game winning streak dating back to the 2012 season, won its first ECFC championship, was nationally ranked for the first time in program history and went to its first NCAA tournament.
The Lynchburg, VA., native is a proud graduate of Liberty University where he lettered in football. Davis and his wife Octavia reside in Scranton with their children, Faith, Alana, Myles and Gavin.