Denver Davis returns to the cross country programs for his sixth season as assistant coach.
In 2015, Davis helped the men's and women's cross country teams continue to compete at a high level with second place finishes from both squads at the ODAC Cross Country Championships. Four runners from each side were selected to the All-ODAC team and the Eagles' Jamie Hiegel claimed the men's ODAC Rookie of the Year award. The men and women also ran strong against regional competition after both teams placed seventh at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional Championships, and three athletes earned All-South/Southeast honors.
In his first four seasons with the men's and women's cross country programs, Davis helped the Eagles claim a total of three ODAC team championships and helped coach a total of 26 All-ODAC athletes, including two ODAC individual champions and 18 All-South/Southeast Region athletes, including two NCAA Championship individual qualifiers and one NCAA Championship qualifying team. Other accolades earned by the programs with Davis' assistance included two ODAC Runners of the Year and three ODAC Rookies of the Year.
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 BC, 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 helped lead 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 LC, 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.
Davis received his bachelor's degree in History from LC in 2005 and his master's degree in history from George Mason University in 2009. He serves as the recruiting coordinator for all Bridgewater cross country and track and field programs and also serves as an 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.
Davis and his wife Ashley currently reside in Waynesboro, Va.