Marc Davis enters his 11th season at Yale and was recently named Men’s Head Track and Field Coach. Davis works primarily with the Bulldog men's and women's sprinters. Davis began his coaching career in the fall of 1995 at his alma mater, Lafayette College, where he was a volunteer assistant coaching the sprints and hurdles. In January of 1997, Davis moved on to coach at Millersville University as a graduate assistant for sprints, hurdles, and jumps, and he helped to guide numerous athletes to the NCAA Division II national championships and to All-East performances. From “The Ville”, Davis joined the Bulldog staff in the 2000-2001 season to coach the sprints. Under the guidance of Coach Davis, the Yale sprinters have seen a great deal of success and have virtually rewritten the Yale track and field record books to establish themselves as a perennial threat in the East.
Since the winter of 2001, Davis has coached Ivy League Champions in the 60-meter dash, 100-meter dash, indoor and outdoor 200-meter dashes and the 4x100-meter relay. He has teamed with Coach David Shoehalter to coach All-Ivy performers in the 400-meter run as well. Davis’ sprinters have garnered school records in the 60-meter dash, men’s and women’s 100-meter dash and men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor 200-meter dashes. Also many of Davis’ athletes are among the top 10 in school history in the sprints and sprint relays.
Davis continues to bring a wealth of technical knowledge and enthusiasm to the Yale program. He competed as an undergraduate at Lafayette under the tutelage of current Yale coach David Shoehalter. He was a two-time Patriot League champion in the sprints and was an all-East performer at 200 meters indoors. Currently, Davis is an active member of USATF Connecticut. Coach Davis graduated from Lafayette in 1995 with a degree in Sociology.