Volunteer Assistant - Catchers/Third Base Coach
Former Tiger Catcher Will Davis enters his ninth year on the LSU coaching staff and will continue to serve as the Tigers 3rd base coach, as well as tutoring the catchers and outfielders defensively, and helping to oversee the development of the LSU position players.
Davis has been on the staff for four trips to the College World Series (2008, 2009, 2013, 2015), three SEC Championships (2009, 2012, 2015), five SEC tournament titles (2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014), and was an assistant coach on the 2009 National Championship team.
While coaching the Tiger outfielders since 2009 Davis consistently engineered one of the nation’s top defensive units. Davis’ outfielders were routinely featured on ESPN’s top plays and the 2013 LSU outfield committed just one error in 68 games. Outfielders drafted under Davis’ watch include: Jared Mitchell (1st Round), Mikie Mahtook (1st Round), Andrew Stevenson (2nd Round), Leon Landry (3rd Round), Jared Foster (5th Round), Mark Laird (9th Round), Raph Rhymes (15th Round), Sean McMullen (30th Round) and Johnny Dishon (42nd Round).
The 2015 season was the first for the former Tiger catcher to oversee his former position and the results were unprecedented. Davis helped Kade Scivicque, a part-time starter as a junior in 2014 become a first-team all-american catcher, who would also be recognized as the SEC’s best defensive catcher, was one of three finalists for the Johnny Bench Award (given to the nation’s top catcher), and a 4th Round selection by the Detroit Tigers. Davis also helped LSU reserve catcher Chris Chinea to a 17th Round draft selection by the St. Louis Cardinals.
An experienced recruiter, Davis has been a designated recruiter since the summer of 2011 helping to bring in the nation’s 7th ranked class in 2011, 4th ranked class in 2012, 10th ranked class in 2013, and perfectgame.org’s top ranked class for 2014. Davis served as the head of Louisiana recruiting from 2011-2014 and helped to initially identify future draft picks Andrew Stevenson, Kade Scivicque, Mark Laird, and Zac Person. In addition Davis’ high school showcase camp program has helped bring in 37 future Tigers since 2011.
In addition to his on-field duties Davis is also in charge of the prestigious LSU Baseball camps, is the head of the Coaches Committee (booster club), is the direct liaison to the LSU Baseball alumni, and oversees all Tiger summer baseball placement.
The Baton Rouge native played at LSU from 2004-2007 and was a letterman on the 2004 college world series team. He is married to the former Danielle Hall of Bogalusa, who was a member of the LSU Golden Girl squad.
The Davis File
Year at LSU: Ninth
Birthdate: May 29, 1984
Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.
LSU, 2007 B.A. in secondary education
LSU, 2010, master’s in kinesiology
2009 - LSU (assistant coach)
2008 - LSU (coordinator of baseball operations)