A former All-American gymnast at Springfield College, Matthew Davis '08 G'10 will begin his second season as the head coach for one of only 16 intercollegiate men's gymnastics programs that compete within the NCAA for the 2018-19 campaign.
In his first season, Davis helped produced some historic accomplishments for several members of his program. Chris Graff qualified for the all-around individual finals of the 2018 NCAA National Collegiate Gymnastics Championship, marking the first time that a Springfield student-athlete has reached the all-around individual finals of the NCAA Division I Championship since 1960. Additionally, Stephen Lewis won the all-around competition at the ECAC Championships, marking the first Springfield gymnast to achieve this feat since 1932.
Davis competed at Springfield College from 2004-2008, earning USAG All-America honors in the pommel horse in 2005. A two-year captain, Davis was an exemplarily student-athlete, earning USAG Academic All-America honors all four years with the Pride. After graduating with a degree in Sport Management, Davis returned to Springfield where he worked as a graduate assistant coach with the men's gymnastics program while earning his Masters degree in Athletic Administration.
During his time as a graduate assistant coach with Springfield, Davis was tabbed the 2009 USAG Tri-Assistant Coach of the Year and was instrumental in the planning of the 100th Springfield College Gymnastics Exhibition Show, as well as the 2010 National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Women's Gymnastics National Championship.
Since leaving Springfield, Davis has worked in a variety of capacities within the gymnastics world at the club and high school levels, highlighted by a pair of Massachusetts state titles.