Jody Davis is in his ninth season as the head coach of the Coastal Carolina University women’s tennis program. With an overall record of 110-46, Davis has established a winning tradition that includes an NCAA appearance in 2001.
During Davis’ tenure, the program has seen unprecedented honors and awards earned by individuals. These accolades include five Big South Players of the Year, three Rookie of the Year honors, 24 all-conference players and two Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards. One of the most impressive accomplishments has been earned in the classroom. The women‘s program has been an All-American Academic Team for the last six years. That honors goes to programs with a grade-point-average of 3.2 or higher. There also have been 29 women’s players that have earned ITA Academic All-American honors by having a 3.5 GPA or higher.
Davis is a native of Conway, S.C., where he played football and tennis, earning all-state honors in the latter. After high school, he entered Coastal Carolina and played two years for the Chanticleers. Davis received a Master’s degree in education at The Citadel in 1988. Davis came back to Coastal in 1992, working in the College of Education and Division of Student Affairs.
Davis is married to the former Martha Metts, who also graduated from Coastal Carolina and was a four-year starter on the Lady Chants volleyball squad. The couple resides in Myrtle Beach with their daughters Lindsey (15), Abby (14), Katie (10) and Gracie (4).