Emil Davis is in his 12th season mentoring athletes at his alma mater, primarily responsible for the sprinters, jumpers, and multi-eventers for both the College’s track teams.
Prior to joining W&M, Davis coached the Bruton High School (Williamsburg) girl’s track and field team for 12 seasons. In his time with Bruton, where he continues to teach biology, his teams accumulated an impressive 82 victories, including two state championships (1996 and 1997), state runner-up (1998), and numerous invitational victories.
Davis graduated in 1985 with a degree in biology, after earning All-East honors his senior year at W&M by placing second in the pentathlon at the indoor IC4A Championships. He still holds the Tribe record in that event (3,840). He is number two on the all-time lists in both the 200m (21.17) and the decathlon (6,819) and was a member of three record-setting relay teams. Davis holds the U.S. Masters age-group record for 40-44 year-old competitors in the double-decathlon (11,178 points).
Davis and his wife, Lynda, currently reside in Toano, Virginia and are the proud parents of three daughters: Elizabeth, a 2008 graduate of Virginia; Samantha, a 2009 graduate of James Madison; and Hannah, an All-American swimmer who graduated from Virginia in 2011.