Greg Davis (American football)
April 25, 1951 |
Groves, Texas, United States
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Barbe HS (Assist.)
PNG HS (Assist.)
Texas A&M (QB)
North Carolina (OC)
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
|Accomplishments and honors|
2005 Broyles Award Winner
Greg Davis (born April 25, 1951 in Groves, Texas) is an American college football coach. He was awarded the prestigious Broyles Award for the nation's top assistant coach for the 2005 season which included a national championship victory for the Texas Longhorns. Davis resigned as offensive coordinator for Texas after the 2010 season. In 2012, he was named to the same position for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes football team, in addition to serving as quarterbacks coach.
Davis attended Port Neches–Groves High School and then played quarterback at McNeese State University, where he first met R. C. Slocum. He played in the Grantland Rice Bowl in 1971, losing to Tennessee State 26–23. He graduated from McNeese State in 1973.
Davis started his coaching career as a quarterbacks/receivers coach at Barbe High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He served two seasons there, and then went on to become the quarterbacks coach for two seasons at Port Neches-Groves High School, his high school alma mater. He began his college coaching career as the quarterbacks coach under Tom Wilson and Jackie Sherrill at Texas A&M University. He was a part-time assistant at A&M in 1978, and then was named a full-time coach in 1979. He worked alongside Slocum, who then served as the defensive coordinator.
Davis later became an assistant under Mack Brown at Tulane University, and succeeded Brown as Tulane head coach in 1988. Following stints at the University of Georgia and the University of Arkansas, Davis rejoined Brown's coaching staff at North Carolina, before following him to Texas in 1998.
According to Austin American-Statesman sportswriter Cedric Golden, Davis called the best game plan of his career in the 2008 Texas vs. Oklahoma football game. Golden said Davis's plan for this game was even better than the game plan in the 2006 Rose Bowl, in which Texas won the national championship.
However, on December 6, 2010, after the worst season in the Mack Brown era at the University of Texas, Greg Davis resigned as offensive coordinator of the Longhorns. The 2010 season was the first season in 13 years the Longhorns failed to make a bowl game, and the first in nine seasons the Longhorns failed to reach 10 wins on the season.
Head coaching record
|Tulane Green Wave (None) (1988–1991)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
- Lane (1982), p. 22.
- "Broyles Award". Archived from the original on 2006-12-06. Retrieved 2007-01-17.
- Bohls, Kirk (November 3, 2006). "It's time to give credit to Greg Davis - Longhorns have best offensive coordinator in Big 12". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 2011-01-11.
- "Greg Davis Named Iowa's Offensive Coordinator". University of Iowa Athletics. February 27, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
- Halliburton, Suzanne (November 27, 1998). "Aggie friend and foe". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 2007-12-02.
- Austin American-Statesman: Davis to make $425,000, matching pay of Muschamp
- Golden, Cedric (October 12, 2008). "Cedric Golden: UT's Davis called best game of his career". Austin American-Statesman (Cox Enterprises). Retrieved 2008-10-12.
- Lane, Oliver (1982). The 1982 Maroon Book: Texas Aggie Football. Dallas, Texas: Taylor Publishing Company. ISBN 0-87833-328-2
|Texas Longhorns Offensive coordinator
|Iowa Hawkeyes Offensive coordinator