Real Salt Lake Women are pleased to announce their new Head Coach for the 2016 season, Mark Davis. Mark Davis is excited to be taking on the position of head coach for RSL Women. Davis served as an assistant coach for the team last year. He is a USSF B license coach, and also has his NSCAA advanced national diploma. Davis graduated with his bachelors degree from BYU-Hawaii. He received his master's degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University Irvine.
Davis played at Iowa Western where he served as a captain and led his team to a regular season conference championship. He then continued on to BYU-Hawaii where he played for two years and served as a captain.
Davis took over as the Head coach of the BYU-Hawaii Men's Team in 2013 after serving as co-head coach in 2012. In addition to the men's squad The BYU-Hawaii athletic department, announced Davis as head coach of the women's soccer team, effective Nov. 18, 2013.
Before his tenure the BYU-Hawaii men's soccer program had a .413 (42-60-2) overall winning percentage with a .420 (33-46-2) percentage in conference play. His hard work has helped turn around the program as he has led the Seasiders to a .609 (15-8-9) overall winning percentage and a .740 (15-3-7) winning percentage in the PacWest. Davis has led his team to a top four conference finish three seasons in a row.
Davis led BYU-Hawaii to its best season in school history in his first full season as head coach with a record of 9-3-4 overall and 7-2-3 in the PacWest. BYU-Hawaii finished fourth in the conference, narrowly missing out on at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. He was named PacWest coach of the year after the 2013 campaign. The following year the Seasiders finished even stronger with a second place finish in the PAC West.
Davis is married to his wife Natalie and together they have two boys Dax and Rudy.