Women's Cross Country

Denver Davis
Denver Davis
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 540-828-5682
Email: ddavis@bridgewater.edu

Davis returns to the cross country programs for his third season as the assistant coach having previously served as a volunteer assistant in 2010 and as the assistant coach in 2011 for the programs.

During the 2010 and 2011 campaigns, Davis coached a total of 11 All-ODAC athletes, and seven All-South/Southeast Region athletes, including two NCAA National Championship qualifiers.  Other accolades earned by the programs with Davis’ assistance include one ODAC Runner of the Year, one ODAC Rookie of the Year and the women’s first ODAC team championship in school history in 2011.

Davis has served primarily as the jumps coach for the indoor and outdoor track and field programs since 2010, but his experience with cross country is not limited to his seasons at Bridgewater. Prior to coming to Bridgewater, Davis served as the associate head coach for boys and girls cross country and track and field at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, VA from 2006-2010. During his tenure with the cross country programs there, Davis coached 32 All-Patriot District, 11 All-Northern Region and three VHSL AAA All-State Cross Country performers, including two Patriot District and two Northern Region Champions. Davis led his teams to a combined five Patriot District team championships, two Northern Region team championships and one VHSL AAA State championship.

Davis is no stranger to the ODAC either, having competed for Lynchburg College for four years as a member of the men’s cross country, indoor and outdoor track teams. While at Lynchburg, Davis was member of two cross country ODAC champion teams, four indoor track and field ODAC champion teams and four outdoor track and field ODAC champion teams. He was also a member of the 2005, conference meet record setting, Distance Medley Relay team. Davis was also a four-time Academic All-ODAC selection for cross country, indoor and outdoor track while at Lynchburg.

Davis received his bachelor’s degree in History from Lynchburg in 2005 and his master’s degree in history from George Mason University in 2009.

Davis also teaches as an adjunct instructor in Bridgewater’s Department of History and Political Science.

Davis is a member of USA Track & Field and the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.  He holds a USA Track & Field Level 1 Coaching certification and holds a USTFCCCA Jumps Specialist Certification.