NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State head football coach Rod Reed officially announced the hiring of Nick Davison, Wednesday, to coach the defensive ends and take over as the team’s recruiting coordinator.
Prior to his arrival on campus in a full-time role, Davison spent 2013 as a graduate assistant on the Tiger staff.
“We were really impressed with the job Nick did in 2013,” Reed said. “So we are excited to bring him back in a larger role. He is a young coach that brings enthusiasm and the ability to recruit south Ga. to the table.”
While at TSU, Davison helped guide Big Blue to a 10-4 record and a top-10 nationally ranked defense.
Davison coached five All-OVC players on the defensive front, including end Anthony Bass who was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year after recording 14.5 sacks. In addition, the Tennessee State defense ranked as one of the best in the country, only allowing 296 total yards per game. The unit also forced 32 turnovers and gave up just 18.1 points per contest.
Prior to arriving at TSU, Davison worked as the defensive tackle coach at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2012 after an accomplished playing career.
Davison played his first two years at the University of Alabama-Birmingham where he notched 33 tackles and saw action in all 24 games for the Blazers. He then transferred to UTC and was named Preseason 2nd Team All-SoCon as a senior.
Davison currently resides in Nashville, Tenn. with his dog “Bear”.