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Shane Davis added to Western Illinois Coaching Staff

MACOMB, Ill. – Shane Davis has been named assistant coach for the Fighting Leatherneck baseball program. He comes to Western Illinois after two seasons as an assistant coach at Cleveland State.

“I’m very pleased to be in Macomb,” said Davis. “I’ve followed the program closely, and seen the improvemnents made in the past two seasons. I look to add to a program that is progressing toward great things in the Summit League.”

Davis assisted with Cleveland State’s recruiting efforts, focusing primarily in the Midwest. He also helped with summer ball placement and worked to arrange the team’s travel plans and future scheduling. Following Cleveland State’s baseball program being dropped in May of this year, Davis served as an associate scout for the Texas Rangers prior to this appointment.

A member of the American Baseball Coaches Association, Davis organizes and works camps across the country, including hitting and pitching and catching clinics at Cleveland State. He has helped coach camps organized by the Air Force Academy, University of Maryland, Ohio University, Cangelosi Baseball and the Demarini Top 96 and 2SP sports.

Davis joined the Vikings after working as an assistant coach at the United States Air Force Academy where he was responsible for coaching the bullpen and catchers, while also assisting with the hitters. While at Air Force, the Falcon catchers ranked first or second in the Mountain West Conference in every defensive category.

Davis has also served as the co-head coach of the Stark County Terriers, an elite 18 and under summer league team that qualified for the ABCA Midland regional. He also coached the Varsity Shop Training Center Bullets, an 18 and under team based out of Detroit, during the summer of 2008.

In addition, he was an assistant coach at Eastern Michigan University during the 2008 season, serving as outfield coach, while assisting with hitters.

He also served as a student assistant coach at EMU working with the pitchers and catchers during the 2007 season.

During his time at EMU he was part of a coaching staff that went 36-12 in the Mid-American Conference, including a regular season championship and tournament runner-up finish in 2007 and a West Division title and a MAC tournament championship in 2008 with a berth in the Ann Arbor Regional.

Davis was a four-year letterwinner as a catcher for Eastern Michigan and earned his Bachelor’s degree in secondary education in 2007.

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