VSN (admin) Published Sunday, June 20, 2021 – 13:00
PULASKI, Tenn. – Brandie Paul, Martin Methodist Sporting Director, has officially announced Brian Davies as the new head coach in men’s football.
Davies joins Martin Methodist after successfully serving as head coach of the women’s soccer program at NAIA colleague Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee.
During his three seasons as the Phoenix head coach, Davies has set an overall record of 43-16-3. In 2017, his first season, Davies set a 7-0 record and was named Coach of the Year at the Mid-South Conference.
“I’m excited to announce the hiring of Brian Davies as our men’s soccer coach, effective immediately.” said Paul. “Brian brings a wealth of coaching experience to the program, including a strong career at Cumberland University. After attending the Mid-South Conference, Brian understands the competitiveness it takes to be at the top of our league. He looks forward to the challenge and to building on the success of the program, most recently in 2019 in the opening round of the NAIA National Tournament. I fully expect Brian to take off and get this talented team to strive for great things in the classroom and on the field.”
During his tenure at Cumberland, Davies also produced several individual award winners, with 22 players receiving All-Conference awards. Five of his players at Cumberland later received the NAIA All-American Award, while he also coached the league’s Player of the Year twice.
In addition to being successful on the court, Davies has a reputation for delivering high quality student-athlete performance in the classroom. Thanks to academic achievements, Davies oversaw 32 all-academic selections. 18 players were recognized as NAIA Scholar-Athletes – the highest academic honor within the NAIA.
“I want to Brandie Paul, President Dr. Thank you Mark La Branche and the Committee for giving me this great opportunity to” said Davies. “I am very happy to be taking on a very rich men’s football program and speaking to the team as soon as possible. This is an exciting time to be a part of Martin Methodist as we are moving to UT Southern later this summer. I can’t wait to get started and work with the staff and get out there and meet with the people in the community.”
Davies received his BA in Liberal Studies from Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt. In 1996.
Davies was honored with First Team All-Mayflower Conference for three seasons and was named All-American and NSCAA All-New England twice. He was inducted into the Green Mountain College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996 and is the program’s all-time top scorer.
Davies becomes only the fifth head coach in the school’s four-year institutional era, replacing Chris Leonardi, who went to NCAA Division II’s Spring Hill College in May.
Martin Methodist College Soccer Men’s Southern Athletic Conference Staff