WKU hires Tyson Summers and Enrique Davis for football coaching



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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Football has adopted Tyson Summers as Co-Defensive Coordinator and Security Coach, as well as: Enrique Davis as Running Backs coach was announced Friday morning. Summers boasts 20 years of coaching experience, while Davis is a rising star in the business who was a former running back with Ole Miss.

summery most recently served as a defensive analyst for Florida during the 2021 season. Prior to that, he was the defensive coordinator in Colorado in 2019 and 2020, and worked in a defensive quality control role with Georgia in 2017 and 2018. While in Athens, the Bulldogs won two SEC East Division titles, the 2017 SEC Championship and the College Football Playoff Semifinals to get the chance to play for the National Championship.

After playing linebacker at Presbyterian College from 1998-2001, Summers’ first collegiate opportunity at his alma mater came in 2003. He then went on to attend Troy, Georgia and Georgia Southern for the next three seasons before coaching with UAB from 2007-11; Summers’ time at UAB coincided with Tyson Helton, which was in Birmingham from 2007-12.

To begin the 2012 campaign, Summers went to UCF, where he was the Linebackers coach for two years before being promoted to Defensive Coordinator for the 2014 season. He then moved to the state of Colorado to become a defensive coordinator in 2015 before being given a head coaching opportunity for Georgia Southern in 2016; the Eagles went 5-7 in his first season at the helm.

Davis spent the 2021 campaign at McMurry University, where the War Hawks’ top three running backs — Kameron Session, Dee Robinson and Aeneaus Gray — combined 1,097 yards on 225 carries (4.9 average) with seven touchdowns in nine games. In the summer of 2021, he worked with the New York Jets in an Offensive Quality Control role while helping with Tight Ends and special teams in the preseason training camp.

Prior to his chance with the Jets, Davis served as the Running Backs coach at the University of West Georgia from 2018-20 under legendary NCAA Division II head coach David Dean, while also leading its leadership and player development meetings. Before that, Davis coached at Morehouse College from 2017-18. On the preparatory level, Davis spent four years as the athletic director and head football coach at Renaissance Christian Academy in Georgia from 2013-16, then spent one season as the Co-Offensive Coordinator at Westlake High School in Atlanta.

As a player, Davis was a three-time All-American high school and five-star recruit. He played at Ole Miss from 2008-11 under head coach Houston Nutt, earning 2008 SEC Newcomer of the Year and winning two Cotton Bowls. After his collegiate career, Davis had professional opportunities with the Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos and Green Bay Blizzards before starting his coaching career.

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