Blaine Davies named tennis head coach

Blaine Davis

FREDERICK, Md. - Blaine Davies was named the head tennis coach at Hood College in January 2019, Director of Athletics Dr. Susan Kolb announced.

"I am honored to be named as the next head coach of the men's and women's tennis programs here at Hood College," Davis said. "I would like to thank Dr. Kolb and the rest of the athletic department for giving me the opportunity to lead the program to new and exciting heights. My philosophy as a tennis coach is that the only way to guarantee positive results is to approach every drill and practice with high intensity and focus. I look forward to working with the great group of student-athletes we have, as well as bringing in new and talented players who reflect the values of our program."

He comes to Hood after serving as a volunteer assistant coach at Division I Coppin State in the fall of 2018 for both the men's and women's programs. He served as the assistant women's coach at Fayetteville State in 2017-18.

"Blaine Davies is exactly the type of coach we want leading our men's and women's tennis program," Kolb said. "He brings energy, experience, new ideas, and a passion for tennis. He is committed to aligning his goals for the tennis program with the mission of the athletic department-which are to prioritize academics, expect athletic success, and develop student-athletes with character. Alex Sexton will remain on staff as an assistant, and I believe Alex and Blaine are the perfect combo to transition our tennis program into a conference and regional competitor."

Davies has been a recreation programs assistant for the United States Tennis Association in the Mid-Atlantic Region since 2018. He is responsible for managing after-school programs in Howard and Anne Arundel counties. He has been the head tennis professional at Sparrows Point since April 2018 and joined West Winds Tennis and Fitness as a staff professional in August 2018.

His past experience includes time as a head coach with TGA Premier Youth Sports and summer teaching pro at Fayetteville Racket Club.

Davies played collegiately at Virginia State University and earned his paralegal certification from the George Mason University School of Executive Education in 2013.