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CHATTANOOGA—The Chattanooga Mocs announce the arrival of a new member to the football coaching staff. Anthony Davis II joins as running backs coach with Ricky Spradling shifting to wide receivers.
Davis joins the Mocs from Akron where he coached running backs in 2021. He had two stints at Western Kentucky working on both sides of the ball sandwiching a historic running back season at VMI in 2019.
“Anthony played the position at Indiana and Western Kentucky,” Coach Rusty Wright shared. “He’s been in our league, so he understands what’s going on there. Does it help that he has experience in our league? Of course it does, but that’s not the determining factor.
“It’s his fit in that room with our student-athletes and on our staff. He’s is a sharp guy with a bachelor’s degree and two master’s, so he knows the value of an education and what it means to be a student-athlete.
“Just really excited about what he can bring to that room as a coach and person to develop a talented group of guys and keep them growing.”
Davis has been a part of three bowl teams at Western Kentucky, one as a student-athlete. He started his playing career at Dayton before transferring to Indiana. He spent his final year of eligibility at Western Kentucky where he helped the Hilltoppers to a 12-2 season and Miami Beach Bowl championship.
He was a part of the 2015 Conference USA Champions as a student-athlete and then on the coaching staff for the 2016 title. Davis spent three seasons at WKU working with wide receivers and nickel backs before heading to the Southern Conference coaching running backs at VMI.
And what a get that was for the Keydets. Davis tutored Alex Ramsey to the first 1,000-yard season by a VMI running back since 2008. Ramsey earned All-America honors running for a league-leading 1,326 yards while recording a school-record 22 touchdowns. That led back to Bowling Green for a year before shifting to former Chattanooga head coach Tom Arth’s staff for 2021.
Davis a native of Indianapolis where he starred at Warren Central High School. He earned his undergraduate degree in Public Affairs from Indiana in 2014 before completing two graduate programs at Western Kentucky in Organizational Leadership as well as an MBA.
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