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Mississippi Valley State University

Mississippi Valley State University Athletics
14000 Highway 82 W Itta Bena, MS 38941
Division 1 Mississippi Southeast
Public Small National competitor

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Franklyn Davies

Frank Davies the most decorated soccer coach in the Southwestern Athletic Conference joined Mississippi Valley State University this past January as Head Coach of the women’s Soccer program. Davies also is at the top of the conference with divisional titles, the five championships and he’s tied for second with two conference tournament championships.


Davies brings to the MVSU 21 years of collegiate coaching experience, and since 2007 a United State Soccer Coaching Federation Level A License. Prior to the MVSU, Davies was the women’s soccer coach at Alabama A&M from 1999 to 2016. He led his Bulldog soccer team to Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament championships in 2003 and 2007. The team was SWAC runner-up in 2004 and 2006 and semi-finalist in 2005 and 2009. The team’s one NCAA playoff appearance under Davies was during the 2007 season.


Prior to A&M, Davies was a head coach of the girl’s program at Grissom High School where he led the varsity team to its first back to back State Championships. He then coached the both the boy’s and girls’ soccer programs at Huntsville High School in 1998. While managing both squads, Davies led the boys to a state semifinals appearance. The girls made the state tournament for the first time in school history.


Davies also spent time at the head of the Martin Methodist College programs from 1995-97. Davies, while the leader of the men’s program at Martin Methodist, took the initiative to start the women’s program at the Tennessee school. In two years, he took the women’s team to the conference playoffs. During his tenure, Davies also led the men to the NAIA TransSouth Conference playoffs, where they finished as semifinalist. His two-year record with the Martin Methodist men's team was 13-20.


In 1990–1991, he was the Assistant Coach at the University of Alabama in Huntsville his alma mater, where he was responsible for player development and on-field coaching with an emphasis on forwards and midfielders.


Davies is a graduate of UAH with a bachelor of science in engineering

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