J. Elwood Davis

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J. Elwood Davis
J Elwood Davis 1918 Iowa Hawkeyes.PNG
Sport(s) Football
Playing career
1915–1917 Iowa
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1920 Kansas Wesleyan
Head coaching record
Overall 0–1–2 (college)

John Elwood "Davy" Davis was an American football player and coach in the United States.

Playing career[edit]

Davis graduated from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.[1] He played football for the Iowa Hawkeyes and was captain of the football team.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

High school coaching[edit]

Coach Davis spent time coaching in the high school ranks in Iowa from 1917 to 1919.[3]

Kansas Wesleyan[edit]

Davis was the eight head football coach for the Kansas Wesleyan University Coyotes located in Salina, Kansas and he held that position for the 1920 season. His coaching record at Kansas Wesleyan was 0 wins, 1 loss, and 2 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2009 season, this ranks him 16th at Kansas Wesleyan in total wins and 14th at the school in winning percentage (.333).[4]


  1. ^ The Phi Gamma Delta, Volume 44 "Football's Passing Show" October 1921 page 117
  2. ^ The Iowa alumnus, Volume 15 By State University of Iowa, October 1917, page 17
  3. ^ Newton, Iowa High School Football - 1919 "J. Elwood Davis"
  4. ^ College Football Data Warehouse Archived 2012-10-14 at the Wayback Machine. Kansas Wesleyan University Coyotes all-time coaching records

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