PHILADELPHIA - The Saint Joseph's women's soccer team has named Lane Davis as assistant coach, Hawks' head coach Jess Reynolds announced on Monday.
Davis comes to Hawk Hill after serving as an assistant at UMBC. In the fall of 2012, he helped goalkeeper Lauren Kadet earn America East All-Conference Second Team honors and defender Amira Walcott garner All-Rookie Team accolades.
Prior to coaching the Retrievers, Davis spent three seasons at George Washington (2009-11). During his tenure as an assistant coach with the Colonials, he was responsible for working directly with the goalkeepers while also serving as recruiting coordinator. George Washington would have three players selected to Atlantic 10 All-Conference teams during Davis’ three seasons, while the Colonials earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award recognition every year.
Davis began his collegiate coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Kansas. Over his three seasons with the Jayhawks, he helped guide the team to a Sweet 16 appearance in 2003 NCAA Tournament. In 2004, Kansas won it's first Big 12 title, made its second-straight NCAA appearance and achieved a #6 ranking during the year.
Following Kansas’ success in 2004, Davis took over as an assistant at Missouri State. Focusing on goalkeeper and defensive improvement, he helped the Bears’ goalkeeper Jackie Jasper to a First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection, while defender Kate Hercules was named Defensive Player of the Year in MVC.
After a successful stint with Missouri State, Davis joined U.C. Riverside as recruiting coordinator and goalkeeper coach for two seasons. While with the Highlanders, he helped goalkeeper Brittany Goetz lead the Big West and set the team’s single-season record for saves (135) in 2008.
A member of several state Olympic Development Programs, Davis is currently on staff with Region II ODP where he has been the head goalkeeper coach for various age groups. He has earned the Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and has both a National "A" License and National Goalkeeping License from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
Prior to coaching, Davis played collegiately at McPherson before suffering a career-ending knee injury as a freshman. He transferred to Wichita State where he earned a bachelor's degree in physical education and a minor in exercise physiology in 1999. Davis would go on to receive his Masters of Education in Sports Administration from Kansas in 2002.
Davis joins a Saint Joseph's team that went 9-7-4 last season and advanced to the Atlantic 10 Tournament for the first time since 2005.