Football and family are important to Coach Davis

While Coach Nick Davis only recently started serving as at Armijo as both a teacher and a coach, he comes to the campus with a lot of experience. “I have been coaching since 2007 when I started as a lacrosse coach at Bret Harte Middle School,” he said. “In 2008 I moved up to Sacramento and started coaching Lacrosse for Granite Bay High School until 2014. From 2009-2018, I coached football for Granite Bay High School as well.”

This year, he served as the Assistant Varsity Football Coach as the Armijo team moved from Indians to Royals. “I became a coach after playing some college football,” said Coach Davis. “I have tremendous love for the game and did not want to stop being a part of it. Coaching is a great way to say in the game and I love every minute of it!”

While this is Coach Davis’s second year teaching for the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District (FSUSD), he has been teaching since 2013.

“I wish there were more rallies to showcase sports, theatre, and clubs on campus,” said Coach Davis. (It would) “get everyone more involved with the amazing culture at Armijo High School.” While teaching and coaching are very important to Coach Davis, they are not the main focus of his life. “Family is very important to me. I spend a lot of time with my daughter,” he said. “A lot of my hobbies are her hobbies: going to the park, swimming, coloring and a lot of playing pretend with her… This winter I plan on starting to teach my daughter how to ski.”

Not all of his hobbies revolve around his daughter, though. “I also like to scuba dive when I can.” Since Coach Davis has a lot of experience as both a coach and a player, he knows that it is important to remember that coaching and playing are not connected. “The biggest hurdle is to control the feeling of not being on the field to help your players. Their success is a reflection of what is coached during the week. Focus on organized practices, consistency and on field success will become a habit,” he said.

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