Women's Soccer

Cardinal Adds Mike Davis to Staff

STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford women's soccer recently announced the addition of Mike Davis as the program's newest Director of Operations ahead of the 2024 season.

Prior to his arrival on The Farm, Davis was an assistant coach at the NAIA St. Ambrose University in Iowa (2011-2013), UW-Green Bay (2013-2014), University of Evansville (2014-2016), Gonzaga University (2016-2017), Eastern Washington University (2017), Cal State Northridge (2017-2021), and Cal Poly Pomona (2021-2024).

He also coached at LA Surf SC from 2017-2023 in the Girls Elite Program while running the operations and coaching their Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) program.

As a student-athlete, Davis played for four years at Berry College in Rome, Ga., where he was a central defender. During his career, Berry went 54-13-6, including a 15-1-1 mark in 2010. As a senior, Davis served as team captain and helped the defense post 13 shutouts, including a 15-match unbeaten streak to end the season. At one point, the Vikings reeled off 10-consecutive shutouts and went over 950 minutes without allowing a goal.

Prior to coming to coming to the United States, Davis played at English Professional League 2 Club Macclesfield Town at U16, before playing for Manchester County FA and Manchester Colleges, competing in national cup competitions followed by semi-professional soccer. In 2010, he played semi-professionally in Australia's Brisbane Region Leagues helping win promotion and cup winners double. In the summer of 2011, he played for the USL Premier Development League's London, Ontario team Forest City London and played for the NPSL's Quad City Eagles in the summer of 2012 and 2013.

Davis holds the US Soccer A License, USC Premier Diploma, and the USC Advanced National Goalkeeper Diploma.

Davis earned a Bachelor's degree in business management at Berry College and a Master's in business administration (MBA) at St. Ambrose. He received another Master's in Public Service Administration from Evansville, and also has a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne.

Davis moved to Stanford from Glendale, Calif. with his wife Sahar.

Stanford, preparing to play its first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, will look to build off a 2023 season that saw the Cardinal go 20-1-4 and finish as the national runner-up while making its 11th all-time appearance in the College Cup.