Willie Davis, Jr., is ready to begin his second season as a volunteer assistant coach on head coach Brian Lee’s staff at LSU after serving as an assistant coach at the NCAA Division II level for the previous four seasons at Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, N.H.
Davis joined the staff at LSU following a successful four-year stint as an assistant coach at Franklin Pierce College, where he helped lead the men’s program to the NCAA Division II national title during the 2008 season. He also served as an assistant coach with the women’s soccer program at FPC in 2007.
While helping the Ravens win the national championship in 2008, Davis also helped guide the team to an NCAA Division II runner-up finish in his first season with the program in 2005.
In 2010, Davis became a member of the coaching staff for the Region III Olympic Development Program Team, which allows him to mentor many of the premier youth players from across the Southeast.
“I’m very honored to have the opportunity to work as a member of the coaching staff here at LSU and am looking forward to working with these girls that have helped make this a top-20 program,” Davis said. “It is a privilege to continue in the tradition that Brian Lee has built in his five years at LSU, and we all strive to make a run at the SEC championship with the talent returning this season.”
Davis’ roots are in the state of Louisiana as he has been a club coach in the state for 10 years, including a more than five-year tenure with the Baton Rouge Soccer Association.
Prior to his move to Franklin Pierce College, Davis founded the Rage Futbol Federation premier girls’ club team in Lafayette, where he served as head coach from 1998-2001. He then became a full-time club trainer with the BRSA in 2001 before being promoted to the Director of Player Development in 2005.
While working with the BRSA, Davis has helped lead the club to five State Snickers Cup championships and a pair of Region III semifinal and Region III quarterfinal appearances.
Davis played collegiately at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette from 1994-96, while serving as team captain during his senior season. Davis went on to play for the Lafayette Lightning of the Professional Development League for two seasons following his collegiate career at Louisiana-Lafayette.
In addition to serving as an assistant men’s soccer coach at Franklin Pierce College, Davis served as head men’s and women’s tennis coach at the institution.
Davis brings a wealth of experience to the program and has his United States Soccer Federation Certified “B” Coach License and National Youth License.
He currently resides in Baton Rouge with his wife, Eva, and two daughters, Syrianna and Milania Marie.