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Two UWF coaches move to D-I jobs

Two former University of West Florida strength and conditioning coaches have accepted positions at other schools.

Nick Presley took a position as a strength and conditioning coach at the University of West Virginia, and Ryan Davis accepted a position as the football strength and conditioning coach at Samford University.

After working with the Argonaut baseball, volley ball, men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s golf teams, Presley will be focusing on the Mountaineer baseball and volleyball teams.

“He was pretty much my assistant for all those years,” said UWF strength and conditioning director Kent Morgan. “He played an integral role in the success of UWF athletic teams.”

Presley spent four years working with the Argos, one as an assistant strength and conditioning coach and three as a graduate assis tant. Presley was part of the development of seven Major League Baseball draft picks and monitored the shoulder range-of-motion for pitch ers.

“He played an integral role in their champion ship run,” Morgan said of the baseball team’s 2011 national championship season. “The guys bought into his system and bought into him. They worked very hard for him that year, and guys stayed healthy that year.”

A native of Pensacola, Presley graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from UWF in 2009 and graduated with a master’s degree in physical education from UWF in 2011.

Davis worked in vari ous positions at UWF from 2008-2010.

After leaving UWF, he worked as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Louisville for the summer of 2010, and as an assis tant strength coach at the University of Alabama.

In addition to his work with the football team, Davis also worked with the women’s crew, women’s tennis and volleyball teams at Alabama. He earned a bachelor’s degree in exer cise science from Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. in May of 2006 and earned a master’s degree in education from UWF in April of 2010.

From Staff Reports

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