Greg Davis (American football)

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Greg Davis
Greg Davis.jpg
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Offensive Coordinator
Team Iowa
Conference Big Ten
Annual salary $300,000
Biographical details
Born (1951-04-25) April 25, 1951 (age 63)
Groves, Texas, United States
Playing career
1970–1972 McNeese State
Position(s) QB
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1973–1974
1975–1977
1978–1984
1985–1987
1988–1991
1992–1993
1994–1995
1996–1997
1998–2010
2012-present
Barbe HS (Assist.)
PNG HS (Assist.)
Texas A&M (QB)
Tulane (WR)
Tulane
Arkansas (OC)
Georgia (OC)
North Carolina (OC)
Texas (OC)
Iowa (OC/QB)
Head coaching record
Overall 14-31
Bowls 0-0
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
2005 Broyles Award Winner

Greg Davis (born April 25, 1951 in Groves, Texas)[1] 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.[2][3] 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.[4]

Playing career[edit]

Davis attended Port Neches–Groves High School and then played quarterback at McNeese State University, where he first met R. C. Slocum.[5] He played in the Grantland Rice Bowl in 1971, losing to Tennessee State 26–23. He graduated from McNeese State in 1973.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

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.

For the 2008 season, Davis's salary was raised to $425,000, making him the second highest-paid offensive coordinator in the nation, behind Florida State's Jimbo Fisher.[6]

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.[7]

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.

On February 27, 2012, The University of Iowa Hawkeyes announced that they hired Greg Davis as their Offensive Coordinator. Filling in the shoes of the long-time Hawkeye Ken O'Keefe.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Rank#
Tulane Green Wave (None) (1988–1991)
1988 Tulane 5-6 None No Bowl None None
1989 Tulane 4-8 None No Bowl
1990 Tulane 4-7 None No Bowl
1991 Tulane 1-10 None No Bowl
Tulane: 14-31
Total: 14-31
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lane (1982), p. 22.
  2. ^ "Broyles Award". Archived from the original on 2006-12-06. Retrieved 2007-01-17. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Greg Davis Named Iowa's Offensive Coordinator". University of Iowa Athletics. February 27, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  5. ^ Halliburton, Suzanne (November 27, 1998). "Aggie friend and foe". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  6. ^ Austin American-Statesman: Davis to make $425,000, matching pay of Muschamp
  7. ^ 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. 

References[edit]

  • Lane, Oliver (1982). The 1982 Maroon Book: Texas Aggie Football. Dallas, Texas: Taylor Publishing Company. ISBN 0-87833-328-2. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gene Dahlquist
Texas Longhorns Offensive coordinator
1998–2010
Succeeded by
Bryan Harsin
Preceded by
Ken O'Keefe
Iowa Hawkeyes Offensive coordinator
2012-present
Succeeded by
current