MIDWAY, Ky. — Midway University Vice President for Admissions and Athletics Rusty Kennedy has announced the hiring of Dan Davis as the first-ever head coach of Midway’s sprint football program.
“I am excited to welcome Coach Davis to Midway University,” said Kennedy. “We had an impressive pool of candidates, but his vast collegiate experience at multiple levels, as well as successfully starting a sprint football program, set him apart.”
Kennedy added, “I look forward to seeing the Eagles take the field under his leadership in the fall of 2022.”
Davis, who brings over 25 years of coaching experience to Midway, will spend the 2021-22 year recruiting before the inaugural sprint football program makes its debut in fall 2022.
His most recent stop in the coaching ranks came at Dakota College at Bottineau – a junior college in Bottineau, North Dakota. Davis was hired by the Jacks as offensive line coach before quickly being named the Defensive Coordinator prior to the start of the 2013 season.
Davis earned his Master of Arts in Education from Chadron State College (Neb.) and his Bachelor of Arts in History from Olivet College (Mich.).
“I am so excited about being the first head sprint football coach at Midway University,” stated Davis. “The next several months are going to be thrilling with much to do from setting up practice and game facilities, getting to know the faculty and staff at Midway, and recruiting quality student-athletes to our beautiful campus.”
On June 21, 2021, sprint football was announced as the 28th varsity sport at Midway. Midway will be a charter member of the new Midwest Sprint Football League (MSFL) which will begin play in the fall of 2022.
A non-NAIA sport, sprint football adheres to the same rules as regular football with the only exception being a 178-pound weight limit. The weight limit is designed to make the game both safer and faster-paced.
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