In his new role with the Illinois cross country program, Davis will aid Kyprianou and newly hired head cross country coach Helen Lehman-Winters.
Davis rejoins his alma mater after he spent the last year signed at Atlanta Track Club. He donned the Orange and Blue for six years from 2016-22 as a member of the track and cross country teams.
He finished out his career as a two-time First-Team All-American, two-time Big Ten champion in track, and a NCAA Midwest Region XC Champion in 2017. In 2022, he placed sixth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 1500m and fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the mile to earn All-America honors.
His name is etched atop the Illini record books across multiple events. He’s one of few individuals to run a sub-four-minute mile in Illinois history, as he clocked the school record (3:54.59) in 2022. He ran his first sub-four-minute mile in 2018 and set the UI Armory track record (3:58.46). He also owns the school record in the 3000m (7:49.92).
In outdoors events, Davis ran the Demirjian track record in the 1500m (3:39.85) in 2021. He holds the program’s second-fastest 1500m (3:36.85) and 5000m (13:49.55), trailing only Illinois legends Marko Koers and Craig Virgin, respectively.