Presley, Davis Accept D-I Coaching Positions
Nick Presley takes position at West Virginia while Ryan Davis heads to Samford
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Two former University of West Florida strength and conditioning coaches accepted positions at other schools recently. Nick Presley took a position as a strength and conditioning coach at the University of West Virginia, and Ryan Davis accepted a position as the football strength and conditioning coach at Samford University.
After working with the Argonaut baseball, volleyball, men and women’s basketball and men and women’s golf teams, Presley will be working with the Mountaineer baseball and volleyball teams.
“He was pretty much my assistant for all those years,” said UWF Strength and Conditioning Director Kent Morgan. “He played an integral role in the success of UWF athletic teams.”
Presley spent four years working with the Argos, one as an assistant strength and conditioning coach and three as a graduate assistant. Originally a baseball player, Presley played two years at Pensacola Junior College before finishing his career at UWF under current Head Coach Mike Jeffcoat.
Presley was an important part of the development of seven Major League Baseball draft picks and monitored the shoulder range of motion for pitchers.
“He played an integral role in their championship run,” Morgan said of the baseball team’s 2011 national championship season. “The guys bought into his system and bought into him. They worked very hard for him that year, and guys stayed healthy that year.”
A native of Pensacola, Presley graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from UWF in 2009 and graduated with a master’s degree in physical education from UWF in 2011.
“I’m very happy for him,” Morgan said. “I know that he’s going to do extremely well at West Virginia.”
Davis has excelled in various positions since his time as a strength and conditioning coach at UWF from 2008-2010.
After leaving UWF to work as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Louisville for the summer of 2010, Davis worked as an assistant strength coach at the University of Alabama. He was a part of the Crimson Tide’s 2011 BCS national championship team.
In addition to his work with the football team, Davis also worked with the women’s crew, women’s tennis and volleyball teams at Alabama. He earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. in May of 2006 and earned a master's degree in education from UWF in April of 2010.
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