"Growing up in West Orange was a great experience. The town is very diverse, and I was exposed to many different types of people and cultures throughout my life. I consider myself very lucky because throughout my time there I have met so many different role models who helped shape who I am today. All the coaches, teachers and parents in the town are dedicated to developing the neighborhood, and will take the time to get to know each individual and do what they can to help them succeed. One of the biggest influences I had was my English teacher senior year. Mr. Champagne was a very relaxed and chill guy who always made sure each of his students felt welcomed and accepted. He took his time to get to know us individually, and made me realize how important relationships and connections are between people. He motivated me to focus on how to properly interact and understand others, which is a huge life skill I am thankful for. The coaching staff was also amazing. I have two younger brothers who are playing under them and they are both enjoying their experience. The biggest reason I am who I am today is because of my mother. I am convinced she is the strongest, most caring woman on the planet. Growing up in a single-parent household, I realized how much she does for me and my brothers. She leaves for work every morning at 7 a.m. and gets back exhausted at 8 p.m. Despite her long work days, she comes home with a smile and enjoys the rest of the night with us as a family. Because she is gone for the most part of the day, it was my job to care for my brothers. I drove them to their activities, took them fishing, and went on day trips for fun. My mom and younger are my biggest motivation. Before every at-bat or play, I imagine them in the stands and my only job is to make them proud and do my best for them. It's amazing having such a loving family to go home to after each semester, and I can't wait to see them at a few games this year!"
Davis returns to his alma mater after spending the last four seasons at the helm of Valley Forge Military Academy & College, where he took over as the program’s first-ever head coach prior to its inaugural 2015 season.