Jaclyn Davis enters her fifth season as Head Coach of the Suffolk University softball team in 2017.
Davis has made an immediate impact on the program sending Suffolk to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament in back-to-back seasons. In 2012, Suffolk advanced to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship, the program’s first appearance in the league title game since 2006.
Davis and the Rams made history in 2016 as the winningest team in the 32-year history with 33 victories. The GNAC Coach of the Year led Suffolk to its second straight regular-season league title and hosting responsibilities of the conference championship. Along the way, Davis earned her 100th career coaching win and saw six student-athletes garner all-conference accolades including first-team selection freshman Jill Pulek. Pulek also grabbed a spot on the All-NFCA first-team, while Delaney Sylvester picked up third-team NFCA recogntion.
The Rams turned in one of their most impressive softball seasons in Davis' third campaign. Suffolk put together an 11-game win streak to open April and notched a league-best 17-5 GNAC record to earn the top-seeded into the tournament. After being eliminated, the Rams season continued as they were selected to the ECAC Division III New England Softball Championship Tournament. Along the way, four Rams earned All-GNAC honors highlighted by Delaney Sylvester, who also picked up second-team NFCA recognition. Sylvester was joined on the conference's first team with Kristen Young and Devlin Frost, while Nicole Rose earned a spot on the third team.
Davis also serves as the Athletics Department's Senior Women's Administrator and Associate Director of Athletics. She oversees programming for Suffolk's student athletes and also the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) while coordinating the department's facilities.
Prior to Suffolk, Davis served as Head Women's Softball Coach at Austin College in Sherman, Texas for the 2012 season. Davis guided the Kangaroos to a third-place finish in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC), the highest standing in program history, while advancing to the SCAC Tournament for just their second time.
Davis returns to Beacon Hill where she spent two seasons as an Assistant Softball Coach for the Rams during the 2008-09 seasons. Davis went on to coach as an assistant at Rutgers University in New Jersey for two seasons prior to taking over for Austin College last season.
Davis graduated from Post University in 2007 with a B.A. in Psychology. She earned her M.Ed from Boston University in 2008 with a focus in Sports Psychology and later earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from BU in Coach Education-Exercise Science.
Davis was a four-year player at Post University where she earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) honors as an All-American Scholar Athlete in all four seasons. She was named Post University's Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2007, while also earning the Excellence in Pyschology Award by the University while graduating with Summa Cum Laude honors. She was inducted into the Alpha Chi National Honor Society in 2005 and earned Dean's List honors in all four years, and was also named to the Who's Who Among American University and College Students while also earning an All-Academic selection by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) for 2004 through 2007 seasons.