The 2013 season will be the fifth for Wes Davis on the ORU coaching staff. Davis is in his third year as Director of Operations after previously spending two years as volunteer assistant.
Davis came to ORU prior to the 2009 season after spending the previous four years as assistant coach at the University of Texas at Tyler.
In his current role Davis supervises all student managers and oversees day-to-day operations of the baseball office. He also handles baseball finances, works on the annual Alumni game every fall, and serves as director of the Rob Walton Baseball Camps.
At UT-Tyler Davis’ duties included strength and conditioning, defense, baserunning and assisting with hitting. Under Davis’ tutelage, the Patriots led the conference in best fielding percentage the last three seasons and also topped the league in hitting all four years. In Davis’ four seasons with the program, the Patriots compiled a 131-28 record (.824) and won three conference championships.
Davis has also been involved with various summer baseball teams. He has spent two summers as head coach of the Florence Red Wolves of the Coastal Plain League, where he led the team to a first-half division crown and a playoff appearance in 2008.
The previous summer, Davis served as the hitting coach of the Wilson Tobs of the CPL, who also advanced to the playoffs. Davis also acted as hitting coach in 2005 for the Kenai Peninsula Oilers of the Alaskan Baseball League, where 12 players off the squad ended up playing professionally.
Davis spent two years playing collegiately at Seward County CC in Liberal, Kan., and then wrapped up his playing career at Oklahoma Baptist, where he helped lead the squad to a NAIA regional appearance in 2004. Davis played prep baseball at Owasso High, where he helped the team to two 6A state championships and two runner-up finishes.
Davis and his wife, Kara, welcomed a son, Major, in August of 2012.