Doug Davis joined the Kent State staff in January of 2011 as a strength and conditioning coach. He works primarily with the Golden Flashes football and softball teams.
Davis spent the previous four years as a strength assistant at Ohio State University. He arrived at OSU as an assistant strength coach in January of 2007, before moving to strength and conditioning coordinator in May of 2008. Davis designed and implemented the year-round strength, speed, and conditioning program for the Buckeyes. He specifically trained the Ohio State wide receivers and defensive backs on a daily basis and also prepared a number of Buckeyes entering the NFL Draft. Specifically, he coordinated the training of seven Buckeyes selected in the 2009 draft, including first round picks Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Wells.
Prior to his stint at Ohio State, Davis was a strength and conditioning coach at the University of South Florida, working with the football team and the sprinters, hurdlers, and jumpers on the Bulls' track and field team.
He also worked at an Olympic Training Center in the Tampa Bay area where he obtained his USA Weightlifting Club Coach Certification. Davis is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association and holds certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and from the National Association of Speed and Explosion. He serves as an approved practicum mentor to interns who aspire to be strength and conditioning coaches at the college or professional level and is a contributing editor to Dr. George Dintiman's popular speed training book, Encyclopedia of Sports Speed.
Davis earned his bachelor's degree from Ohio Dominican University in 2004 and his master's degree in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania in 2009. He was born in Columbus and attended Pickerington High School where he lettered three times in both football and track.