Brad Davis Season 2023
Brad Davis, a Baton Rouge native who won a national championship as a player at Oklahoma, serves as LSU’s offensive line coach. He joined the LSU program in the summer of 2021 and later that year, served as the interim head coach for the Tigers’ appearance in the Texas Bowl.
In two years at LSU, Davis’ offensive line has produced two All-SEC players and a pair of Freshmen All-Americans. He’s also had of his LSU players selected in the NFL Draft. During his coaching career, Davis has had 16 of his offensive linemen earn all-conference honors.
In 2022, Davis’ offensive line featured a pair of true freshmen tackles in Will Campbell and Emery Jones – a first in LSU history. Campbell and Jones both earned Freshman All-America honors with Campbell also being a second team All-SEC selection.
As a unit, LSU’s offensive line helped pave the way for the Tigers setting the school-record for rushing TDs in 2022 with 39. LSU averaged 183.9 yards rushing per game with Jayden Daniels setting the LSU mark for rushing yards (885) and rushing TDs (11) by a quarterback. Daniels also led the nation in rushing yards by a quarterback.
In his first year with the Tigers in 2021, Davis developed an offensive line that improved each week of the season. Despite starting 11 different players on the offensive line, the most of any school in the nation, Davis’ group played its best football during the final month of the regular season.
LSU had only one offensive lineman start every game (center Liam Shanahan), and the Tigers used nine different starting lineups. LSU started the same offensive line in back-to-back games just twice in 2021.
LSU’s 2021 offensive line featured All-SEC guard Ed Ingram along with Shanahan and senior tackle Austin Deculus, who has appeared in more games (60) than any player in school history. The line also helped pave the way for 1,000-yard rusher Ty Davis-Price.
A member of Oklahoma’s 2000 national championship team, Davis returned to his hometown over the summer after spending one year helping turnaround an Arkansas program that won eight games in 2020
Davis’ last six years of coaching have all been in the SEC with other stops coming at Florida (2017), Missouri (2018-19) and Arkansas (2020).
Davis spent the 2020 season at Arkansas after two years on the staff at Missouri where he developed Tre’Vour Wallace-Sims into a first team All-SEC offensive lineman.Davis’ Missouri offensive line helped pave the way for an offense that rushed for 151.7 yards per game in 2019. The 2018 Missouri offense ranked No. 13 in the nation with 481.8 yards per game and were No. 18 nationally in scoring with 36.6 points a contest.
Prior to joining the Florida staff in 2017, Davis coached the offensive lines at North Texas (2016), East Carolina (2015) and James Madison (2014). At James Madison, Davis also served as the co-offensive coordinator for a Dukes team that finished 9-4 and earned a spot in the FCS Playoffs.
As co-offensive coordinator at James Madison in 2014, Davis helped the Dukes rank among the nation’s best in offensive output. James Madison ranked No. 10 nationally in total offense with a 484.6 yards-per-game average and stood at No. 17 in scoring with 35.7 points a contest.
Behind the play of Associated Press third team All-America quarterback Vad Lee, the Dukes established numerous school records, including passing completions, attempts, yards and touchdowns. In addition to Lee and receiver Daniel Brown, Davis also had a direct impact on the development of another All-CAA performer, offensive lineman Mitchell Kirsch.
In five years as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator at Portland State (2009-13), Davis helped the Vikings set numerous school records including total yards (6,486) and yards rushing (3,330), rushing yards per game (277.7), rushing touchdowns (36) and total yards per game (540.5).
At Portland State, Davis coached All-America and All-Big Sky offensive lineman Mitchell Van Dyk. He also developed future FCS Rimington Award (nation’s top center) winner Cornelius Edison, who won honor in 2014.
In his last two seasons as the offensive line coach at Portland State, the Vikings surrendered only a combined 19 sacks to finish among the top five in the nation each year.
Following his graduation from Oklahoma in 2003, Davis got his start in coaching at Southern Lab in Baton Rouge, where he coached the offensive line and was co-offensive coordinator. He then spent time at Wayne State as a graduate assistant and Doane College as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator.
Davis served as a graduate assistant at Texas A&M for two years (2006-07) before coaching as an offensive line graduate assistant at North Carolina in 2008.
In addition to his college coaching experience, Davis was part of the NFL’s summer internship program, working with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011 and the Seattle Seahawks in 2012.
The Baton Rouge native prepped at Belaire High School and later went on to an outstanding playing career at Oklahoma. A 2003 graduate of Oklahoma. Davis was part of two Big 12 championship teams and the 2000 national championship team. He was named the team’s Most Valuable Offensive Lineman in 2002.
Davis and his wife, Anecia, have two sons, Bradley and Brayden.
Brad Davis Profile
Year at LSU: Third
Birthdate: February 17, 1980
Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Children: Bradley, Brayden
High School: Belaire High School (Baton Rouge, La.)
College: Oklahoma, 2003
2003-04 Southern University Lab School (Offensive Line/Co-Offensive Coordinator)
2005 Wayne State (Graduate Assistant – Offensive Line)
2005 Doane College (Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator)
2006-07 Texas A&M (Graduate Assistant – Defensive Line)
2008 North Carolina (Graduate Assistant – Offensive Line)
2009-13 Portland State (Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator)
2011 Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship with Jacksonville (summer 2011)
2012 Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship with Seattle (summer 2012)
2014 James Madison (Offensive Line/Co-Offensive Coordinator)
2015 East Carolina (Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator)
2016 North Texas (Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator)
2017 Florida (Offensive Line)
2018-19 Missouri (Offensive Line)
2020 Arkansas (offensive line)
2021-23 LSU (offensive line; interim head coach for Texas Bowl, 2021)
As a Player
Season Bowl Team Opponent Results
1999 Independence Oklahoma Ole Miss L, 27-25
2000 Orange Oklahoma Florida State W, 13-2
2001 Cotton Oklahoma Arkansas W, 10-3
2002 Rose Oklahoma Washington State W, 34-14
Bowl/FCS Playoff Experience
As a Coach
Season Bowl Team Opponent Results
2006 Holiday Texas A&M Cal L, 45-10
2007 Alamo Texas A&M Penn State L, 24-17
2008 Car Care North Carolina West Virginia L, 31-30
2014 FCS 1st Round James Madison Liberty L, 26-21
2016 Heart of Dallas North Texas Army L, 38-31
2018 Liberty Missouri Oklahoma State L, 38-33
2022 Texas, Kansas State, L, 42-20