Thabiti Davis is in his third season as the wide receivers coach and special team coordinator for the WSSU Rams. Coach Davis brings a wealth of expertise to Rams football having derived his coaching principles and philosophies from some of the game’s most influential and successful coaching pedigrees.
After a successful career at nearby Wake Forest University (1994-96), Davis is definitely no stranger to the city of Winston- Salem, North Carolina. During his career, Davis was a standout Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) receiver under the guidance of head coach Jim Caldwell. In 1996, he ranked third in the conference in receiving with 60 receptions and was named to the All-ACC team by the Football News for his efforts.
Following his stellar collegiate career, Davis enjoyed a strong professional career that included stints with the New York Giants (2000-01), Barcelona (1999) and Berlin (2000) of NFL Europe, and spent five seasons as a wide receiver/linebacker in the Arena Football League. Upon realizing that he could not play forever, Davis started Transition Player Development (TPD) in 2005. TPD is a company that strives to deliver a continuum of consistent services designed to enhance a productive relationship between physical conditioning and athletic development. Davis created an avenue for educating and training athletes to be well rounded in physical conditioning and sport specific athletic preparation. This endeavor paved the way for his transition to the other side of the whistle.
While on the other side of the whistle, Davis has spent a successful career teaching young men. He spent four years with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. He began as the assistant head coach and defensive line coach at E.E. Waddell High School (2010) where he prepared the team for high-level competition in the Mega 7 Conference. Since 2011, Davis has led wide receivers and served as offensive coordinator at William A. Hough High School. While at Hough he constructed an offensive unit that achieved significant improvements and statistics that re-wrote the school’s record books. Under his leadership, the Huskies increased in both state and national rankings. The teams rank in the state improved 102 spots (#149
to #47) and the team’s national ranking jumped from #5,321 to #1,681. Four of his key skill position players were named to 2012 4A I-MECK All-Conference Team (QB-Josh Stilley; RB-Drean Long; WR-Nick Burrow; WR-Sanders Poff). He guided senior running back Drean Long to becoming the program’s first 1,000 rushing season – a production that earned him first team 4A I-Meck All-Conference honors. During his seasons at Hough, Davis led the offense to the school’s first playoff appearance (2012).
A native of Charlotte, Davis has one son (Xavier).