Dec. 21, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Bill Davis, a veteran assistant coach in the National Football League who has seven years of experience as a defensive coordinator in the NFL, will become an assistant coach with the Ohio State Buckeyes at the conclusion of the season. Davis’s role within the defensive staff and the position group he will coach will be determined and announced at that time.
Davis is a Youngstown, Ohio, native and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he was a four-year letterman from 1985-88. He has been an analyst with the Ohio State program throughout this season after spending the previous three seasons as the defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles.
A 24-year NFL assistant, Davis’s resume includes defensive coordinator positions with Arizona (2009-10) and San Francisco (2005-06) in addition to his three seasons with the Eagles. He has also coached linebackers for eight seasons in the NFL, with Atlanta, the New York Giants, Arizona and Cleveland.
Bill Cowher, Tom Coughlin, Dan Reeves and Dom Capers are among the NFL head coaches who Davis has worked for during his career. He was a member of Ken Whisenhunt’s Arizona Cardinals staff in 2008 when the team advanced to Super Bowl XLIII and played Pittsburgh.
Davis, and his wife, Sherry, are the parents of five children.