Shane Davis is in his second season as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He came to Western Illinois after two seasons as an
assistant coach at Cleveland State.
In his first season, he aided in the continued development of the pitching staff as the team ERA dropped to 4.85. Davis also brought assisted in the recruiting of several freshman that provided immediate impact for the Leathernecks in 2012. Seth Fuller, Mark Garton, Vince Howard, Nick Milligan, Mason Pingel, Nick Smith and Brent Turner all saw extended playing time for the Leathernecks. Davis continues to search the country for outstanding student-athletes to build Western Illinois' baseball program.
Davis assisted with Cleveland State's recruiting efforts,
focusing primarily in the Midwest. He also helped with summer ball placement
and worked to arrange the team's travel plans and future scheduling. Following Cleveland State's baseball program
being dropped in May of this year, Davis served as an associate scout for the
Texas Rangers prior to this appointment.
A member of the American Baseball Coaches Association, Davis
organizes and works camps across the country, including hitting and pitching
and catching clinics at Cleveland State. He has helped coach camps organized by
the Air Force Academy, University of Maryland, Ohio University, Cangelosi
Baseball and the Demarini Top 96 and 2SP sports.
Davis joined the Vikings after working as an assistant coach
at the United States Air Force Academy where he was responsible for coaching
the bullpen and catchers, while also assisting with the hitters. While at Air
Force, the Falcon catchers ranked first or second in the Mountain West
Conference in every defensive category.
Davis has also served as the co-head coach of the Stark
County Terriers, an elite 18 and under summer league team that qualified for
the ABCA Midland regional. He also coached the Varsity Shop Training Center
Bullets, an 18 and under team based out of Detroit, during the summer of 2008.
In addition, he was an assistant coach at Eastern Michigan
University during the 2008 season, serving as outfield coach, while assisting
He also served as a student assistant coach at EMU working
with the pitchers and catchers during the 2007 season.
During his time at EMU he was part of a coaching staff that
went 36-12 in the Mid-American Conference, including a regular season
championship and tournament runner-up finish in 2007 and a West Division title
and a MAC tournament championship in 2008 with a berth in the Ann Arbor
Davis was a four-year letterwinner as a catcher for Eastern
Michigan and earned his Bachelor's degree in secondary education in 2007.