Green Adds Davis To NMSU Baseball Coaching Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State baseball head coach Brian Green announced the addition of Terry Davis as an assistant coach on Tuesday. Davis comes to Las Cruces after serving as an assistant coach at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky.

“What an exciting day for me, our coaching staff, and our program to announce Terry Davis to the Aggie baseball family,” said head coach Brian Green. “Terry brings a wealth of experience, coming to us from Bellarmine University as a recruiting coordinator, an infield and hitting coach, a third base coach, and a guy who has run a collegiate offense. When we began the search, experience and skill were obviously important, but character, integrity, trustworthiness and a commitment to family were where we began the process. Terry Davis was a guy who met all of the things we were interested in for further developing our program. We couldn’t be happier to bring Terry and Natalie to Las Cruces and join the Aggie family. There’s not a doubt in my mind that he will fit in great in the community, and we look forward to him impacting our kids both on and off the field”

“We are really excited to be here in Las Cruces,” said Davis, “Having known Coach Green from when he was at Kentucky, working camps and clinics together, I couldn’t think of anyone else that I would want to work for. I don’t think a lot of people get the chance to work for someone that they’re friends with, but also someone that they look up to as a mentor. We followed this program last year, with the great turnaround they had. I am excited to be a part of it and look forward to continuing that success into this upcoming season.”

At Bellarmine, Davis served as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator, and also worked with infielders. In addition to running the offense, Davis was also the third base coach. In his three years with the Knights, Davis helped the program to back-to-back Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament berths in 2015 and 2016. Additionally, he coached six First Team All-GLVC players and two Second Team All-GLVC players, as well as the 2015 GLVC Player of the Year, Austin Crutcher.

Before arriving at Bellarmine in 2013, Davis spent 10 years as an assistant at St. Catharine College, where he helped the Patriots move from a junior college to an NAIA member institution. During his tenure there, Davis served in a variety of roles including recruiting coordinator, overseeing team defense and assisting in the development of the Patriot hitters. Davis was instrumental in the transition to NAIA by attracting high school and junior college transfers from all over the country that would allow the Patriots to compete on a national level. Under Davis, the Patriots received votes in the NAIA Top-25 rankings in just their third year at that level. During the five years that Davis was the recruiting coordinator at the NAIA level, Davis recruited 28 athletes who received All-Mid-South Conference First or Second Team honors. Also, Davis was instrumental in the development of 10 Patriots who moved on to play professional baseball, including the program's first ever big leaguer. Davis has developed a reputation for hard work as well as the ability to build relationships with prospective student-athletes and their families.
In the summers, Davis was an active camp director at the University of Kentucky and for Prep Baseball Report Kentucky. Davis also served as a group leader for Demarini/Top 96 Showcases throughout the United States. In 2009, he served as the head coach of the Fulton Railroaders, and led the team to a third place finish in the KIT League.
As a player, Davis helped Spalding University to the 2002 NAIA World Series and the program's first ever 50 win season. Davis then earned his bachelor's degree from St. Catharine College in sports leadership.

What others are saying about Terry Davis…

Larry Owens, Head Coach – Bellarmine University
"Terry Davis has proven himself to be loyal, passionate and dedicated to our profession and to the programs which he has been a part of. He certainly made a huge impact for us at Bellarmine. I am very confident that Terry's tireless efforts and ability in regards to recruiting and player development will pay off for your New Mexico State Baseball Program. Take care of him, you got a good one."

Luther Bramblett, Head Coach – Midway University
“Terry is a tireless worker when it comes to recruiting. Even more impressive is his ability to relate to the players on the field, off the field and throughout the recruiting process. He understands that it’s about relationships. He’ll do a great job with the infielders and helping run the Aggie offense. I couldn’t be happier for Terry, Brian and the NMSU program.”