August 5, 2016
Davis named women's tennis assistant coach
Davis served as the men's tennis assistant coach at Washington and Lee for two seasons

Blacksburg – Virginia Tech women’s tennis coach Terry Ann Zawacki-Woods announced today the hiring of William Davis as an assistant coach.

“I am really looking forward to working with the outstanding young ladies on the Virginia Tech women’s tennis team, and I am thankful to Director of Athletics Whit Babcock and the Tech administration for this opportunity,” Davis said. “I look forward to helping coach Zawacki-Woods continue the great women’s tennis tradition at Virginia Tech. Under her leadership, we can aim at ACC and national championships. I am excited to be able to help her in achieving those goals.”

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Davis served as the men’s tennis assistant coach at Washington and Lee University for two seasons. While at Washington and Lee, Davis was responsible for conditioning workouts and recruiting as well as helping plan and run practice for the men’s tennis squad. In addition to those roles, Davis also served as the assistant director of the Duchossois Tennis Center as well as a physical education instructor.

Throughout his two-year tenure with the Generals, Davis helped coach one Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Player of the Year, two ODAC Rookie Players of the Year, 12 All-ODAC First-Team honorees and six Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) College Men’s Tennis All-State student-athletes. Academically, Davis supported one Capital One Division III Academic All-America nominee, 18 ODAC All-Academic First-Team honorees and two valedictorians.

“We are very excited about Will joining our team,” Zawacki-Woods said. “From his past experiences as a student-athlete and as a coach, Will brings a great amount of energy, knowledge and leadership that will help our program continue to succeed in the ACC and on the national level. Will’s work ethic is contagious and his drive to improve and help others will definitely make an immediate impact on Virginia Tech, immediately and in the future.”

Prior to his coaching career, Davis was a four-year letterwinner at Michigan State. He guided the team to a 75-62 record over a five-year period, notching a 51-47 singles record and a 30-28 doubles mark. Davis was voted captain his senior year, graduating from Michigan State in 2014 with a bachelor of arts degree.

Of note, Davis also is a member of the Professional Tennis Association.

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