Josh Davis enters his first year as the top assistant and his second year as part of the Blue Hose coaching staff. He oversees the PC pitching staff.
Davis takes over as the team’s top assistant after his first year serving as a Blue Hose assistant coach. In his first season, the Blue Hose went 24-32, the best record since 2004 and a Division I high win total. Working primarily with PC’s hitters and infielders, Davis also helped boost the team’s batting average to .294 from .269 in 2010 and produce Division I-era records for hits (572), walks (184) and strikeouts (327).
His guidance also helped freshman Brad Zebedis earn a slew of All-American honors as a designated hitter, garnering recognition from the NCBWA, Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger and Baseball America. Zebedis also finished as a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, given annually to the nation’s top collegiate baseball player.
Davis joined PC after spending three years as an assistant coach at Richland Junior College in Dallas, Texas. Davis is a native of the southeast and has had a lot of success as a player and a coach. Davis will be the infielders and hitting coach for the Blue Hose. Davis brings recruiting background and a wealth of baseball knowledge to the Blue Hose staff.
Davis was a part of the Richland College coaching staff in Dallas, Texas for the previous three seasons. In 2010 Davis helped coach a young Thunderducks team to a third place finish in the regional tournament, and a 32-26 overall record. In 2009 he helped lead the Thunderducks to a 47-13 overall record (best winning percentage in Richland history) where they captured the 2009 NJCAA National Championship. This follows a 3rd place finish in the 2008 NJCAA World Series with an overall record of 47-17. While at Richland College Davis coached infielders, outfielders, pitchers, hitters and catchers. In his time at Richland Davis helped send 30 players to four year programs on baseball scholarships and posted a 126-56 overall record.
A Georgia native, Davis attended Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Ga. where he lettered three years in Baseball, Football, and Basketball. He helped lead the baseball team to three state championships in 1996, 1997, and 1998. He was named all Metro-Atlanta during the 1998 and 1999 seasons. He compiled an 18-2 record on the mound as a junior and senior, he also hit .470 with 11 home-runs as a senior.
Davis received a scholarship to Virginia Tech and as a freshman and helped the Hokies to the Atlantic 10 Championship in 2000. Davis transferred to Tallahassee C. C. for his sophomore year where the Eagles finished at 40-10. Josh played his final two seasons at Charleston Southern University in South Carolina. In 2005, Davis signed with the Chicago Cubs. Davis ended his professional career after sustaining a career ending shoulder injury. Davis earned his bachelors degree in Sociology from Charleston Southern in 2005 and received his master's degree in Kinesiology (college coaching) from Georgia Southern University in July 2009.
Davis comes from a family with a baseball background. His cousin Blake was the North Texas, Oklahoma scout with the Oakland Athletics from 2003-2009. Blake is now a Kansas City Royals cross-checker for the midwest region. Davis's father, Jody Davis, was in the major leagues for 10 years, playing for the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves. Jody won a Gold Glove in 1985 and was voted an all star in 1984 and 1986. He began working as a manager in the Cubs' minor league organization since 2006 and recently served as the manager of the Boise Cubs A-level team.