Chad J. Davis
Director of Athletics – District
Chad Davis was named the director of athletics for the Miami Public School district in May of 2017. Davis is originally from Picher, Oklahoma and attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College where he earned an Associate of Science degree in Physical Education. Davis continued his education at Pittsburg State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with a minor in coaching, and a Master of Science degree in Sports Management and Leadership.
As the director of athletics for the Wardogs, Davis is tasked with management of 18 boys and girls athletic programs and nearly three dozen coaches for grades 6-12. He has led or helped lead fundraising efforts for Miami Athletics and is the vice-chair of the Wardog Legend Committee. Some of those fundraising efforts include over $80,000 of weight room improvements, and raising over $125,000 for a statue honoring former Wardog great Steve Owens with the Wardog Legend Committee. Davis spearheaded the formation of the Miami Athletics Hall of Fame in the fall of 2017, with the inaugural induction ceremony taking place in the spring of 2018. Davis is also active in regional athletics where he serves as a selection committee member and gameday manager for the Midwest Classic Bowl, and also is a committee member for the local Oklahoma Eight Man Coaches Association (OEMFCA) annual all-star game. Davis was inducted into the OEMFCA Hall of Fame in June of 2014.
Prior to his tenure at Miami Public Schools, Davis spent nearly 10 years at his alma mater, NEO, as a member of the Golden Norsemen Football staff. Davis coached defensive backs from 2008-2015, and was promoted to director of football operations in 2015, a position he held until the summer of 2017. Davis also managed the NEO Student Activity Center, and taught in the Physical Education department. During his coaching tenure at NEO, Davis was part of two conference championship teams and coached fourteen players who earned Division I scholarships from NEO. Three of those former players went on to play in the NFL. Davis was the recipient of the 2019 NEO A&M College Outstanding Young Alumni award in September of 2019.
Davis and his wife Amanda will celebrate their 20th anniversary in July of 2020, and they reside in Miami with their two children, Seth and Sayler.