Ralph Davis (American football coach)

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Ralph Davis
Biographical details
Born(1920-01-21)January 21, 1920
Portland, Oregon
DiedAugust 16, 2016(2016-08-16) (aged 96)
Portland, Oregon
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1955–1956Portland State
Head coaching record

Ralph Scott Davis Jr. (January 21, 1920 – August 14, 2016)[1] was an American college football coach. He was head coach of the Portland State Vikings football program in Portland, Oregon. He held the position for the 1955 and 1956 seasons and ended with a record of 4 wins, 11 losses, and 1 tie.[2][3]

Davis found greater success as a track and field coach at the school. He was head coach from 1954 through 1970 and produced two national champions during that time. The school named him to their "Athletic Hall of Fame" in 1998.[4] He retired from coaching in 1970 to devote full-time efforts to teaching at the school.[5] David died in 2016, aged 96.[6]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Portland State Vikings (Oregon Collegiate Conference) (1955–1956)
1955 Portland State 2–6
1956 Portland State 2–5–1
Portland State: 4–11–1
Total: 4–11–1


  1. ^ "Ralph S Davis Jr". United States Public Records. FamilySearch. Org. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  2. ^ DeLassus, David. "Portland St. Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on April 10, 2011. Retrieved February 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-13.
  4. ^ "Ralph Davis". Portland State University. Retrieved February 28, 2013.
  5. ^ "Coach Retires". The Spokesman-Review. May 6, 1970. Retrieved February 28, 2013.
  6. ^ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/ralph-davis-obituary?pid=1000000181081510