BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Bridgewater College head baseball coach Ben Spotts has announced the hiring of Taylor Davis as the team's assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.
"I am excited to add Taylor Davis to our coaching staff at Bridgewater College," said Spotts. "I had the opportunity to work with Taylor at Eastern Mennonite University where he was on my coaching staff for two years as our graduate assistant. He made a big impression on me in those two years and I knew that if the opportunity came along to add him to my staff he would be my top choice.
"Taylor will assume the recruiting coordinator duties in our program and will work heavily with our hitters and baserunners as well as oversee our outfielders," Spotts added. "Being a Valley native, he has a great understanding of the value of a Bridgewater College education and the winning tradition of our baseball program. He will work tirelessly to uphold our expectations of success on and off the field. His experience and recruiting ties not only locally but throughout the Mid-Atlantic will serve our program greatly as we identify recruits who will fit Bridgewater College and our baseball program."
Davis has gained valuable coaching experience over the past several years.
He spent the past season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at DeSales University where he was involved in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the baseball program. Davis coached the hitters and outfielders and served as the team's third base coach. He also was heavily involved in the recruiting process, identifying and evaluating prospects and scheduling campus visits.
Prior to DeSales, Davis spent one season as a volunteer assistant at Division I George Mason University. Davis' primary duties included coaching hitters and outfielders and serving as the team's first base coach on game day.
Davis worked two seasons as the graduate assistant coach on Coach Spotts' staff at Eastern Mennonite University. Davis coached hitters and outfielders and served as bench coach on game day. He was also the head coach for the EMU developmental program.
Davis also worked as pitching coach in the Valley Baseball League for the Staunton Braves for two summers where he coached eight players who were selected in Major League Baseball draft.
"Taylor gained great experience at Division I George Mason where he worked with the outfielders, assisted with the hitters, and coached first base His experience at DeSales University with recruiting and his work with the outfielders, hitters, baserunners, and coaching third base will certainly add value to our baseball program. His time in the Valley League as an assistant coach with the Staunton Braves has also aided in his development," said Spotts.
"Taylor is a hard worker and student of the game who is constantly learning and developing. He understands the game of baseball and has a very mature perspective of the game. He does a great job in developing relationships with his players and his organization and work ethic to develop our players on and off the field will be a great addition to our program."
Davis played his college baseball at Ferrum College as a first baseman and lefthanded pitcher. He was a four-year letter winner and a four-time selection to the USA South Academic All-Conference team. Davis played on the 2014 USA South championship team.
Davis graduated from Ferrum with a bachelor's degree in history and social studies. He received his master's in interdisciplinary studies from Eastern Mennonite University in 2017.