Ryan Davis joined Head Coach Michael Locksley’s staff as the Director of Football Strength and Conditioning in January 2019.
Davis comes to College Park after spending the prior four seasons as the head football strength and conditioning coach at Colorado State. He arrived at CSU from Samford University where he spent the 2012-14 seasons. Davis spent his first year at Samford in 2012 as the football strength and conditioning coach before being promoted to director of strength and conditioning for all of Samford’s athletics programs.
In his first year at Samford, Davis implemented the “Fourth Quarter” offseason program, which had a major impact on the Bulldogs’ football program. He also brought the program to CSU, in addition to multiple motivational and character development speakers.
Prior to his stint at Samford, Davis spent two seasons as an assistant in the Alabama strength & conditioning program. While with the Crimson Tide, he worked directly with the football team, specializing in the development of running backs and quarterbacks. In that time he mentored players such as Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram and Heisman Trophy candidate Trent Richardson.
Davis initially was a volunteer intern during the Tide’s 2009 national championship season and later was an assistant on staff when the team claimed its second title in a three-year span in 2011. In addition to his football responsibilities, Davis oversaw the strength & conditioning programs for volleyball, rowing and women’s tennis.
Prior to returning to Alabama, Davis was the strength & conditioning coach for the football program at the University of Louisville from May to September of 2010. He was an assistant strength & performance coach at the University of West Florida from August 2008 to April 2010, during which time he obtained his master’s degree in education. While at West Florida, Davis worked with several sports including volleyball, softball, baseball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s basketball.
Davis is a graduate of Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science. He is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA). Davis was awarded by the CSCCA in May of 2010 with the John Stucky Award recognizing his performance in the practical component of his certification.
Davis has been mentored by some of the most popular names in the field, including long-time Alabama strength coach Terry Jones, Sr., and Alabama Director of Strength & Conditioning Scott Cochran.