After an extensive search, the selection committee at Mount Saint Joseph has chosen Donald Davis to become the next varsity football coach. He will also teach English and serve as an assistant track coach. Currently, Davis serves as the head football coach at Sidwell Friends School. He has also coached at Calvert Hall (MIAA A Conference) and Cardinal Gibbons (MIAA B North Division), winning a conference championship at both schools. Amassing a 139-81 career record, Davis produced winning records at every school he has coached.
While the wins are important, Davis’ focus on mission was a key factor in his selection. “Coach Davis understands our mission as a Xaverian school,” stated George Andrews, president of Mount Saint Joseph. “He is an accomplished educator and coach, and he will embody our mission in the classroom and on the football field. He will raise up our students so they can realize their full, God-given potential.”
Donald Davis also saw that the mission of Mount Saint Joseph aligned with his own goals. “Having the opportunity to change the trajectory of lives is the greatest reward I’ve had in my career, and I see that Mount Saint Joseph is trying to do the same thing,” he stated. “We’re in absolute alignment.”
When meeting with the players at Mount Saint Joseph, Davis outlined his expectations. “We're going to play fast, play hard, play smart, play together. Everything we do is with a purpose,” Davis said. “We’re going to work hard in the classroom, work hard in the community, and make smart decisions.”
Mount Saint Joseph Athletic Director, Kraig Loovis, is excited about the future of Gaels football with Coach Davis at the helm: “Donald Davis is a tremendous leader of young men. He has an impressive 20-year history in the MIAA, and his teams are always gritty and hard-working. I am confident that he will have an immediate and positive impact on the Mount Saint Joseph community.”
Coach Davis will officially start at Mount Saint Joseph this summer.