Meet Brad Davis, MU’s new athletic director

Daniel Leonard, Staff writer

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Bradley Davis joins Mercyhurst as athletic director from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts.  With his most recent position being Associate Athletic Director for External Relations, Davis has worked in athletics for 11 years.

Before his time at Merrimack, Davis worked at Bryant University, where he served as the assistant director of athletic communications.  He also covered high school sports for the Metro West Daily News in Framingham, Massachusetts, and spent time interning with KGO ABC-7 Sports in San Francisco and in the media relations department for the NHL’s San Jose Sharks.

In conjunction with taking over the AD position, Davis also plans to oversee the Saints athletics program at Mercyhurst North East.  “It means a lot that President Michael Victor, Dr. Laura Zirkle, Jeanette Britt, and the entire search committee looked at me for this exciting opportunity,” Davis said.

As Davis, his wife and their newborn make the transition to Erie, he looks forward to taking on his new position in the Mercyhurst community and empowering the teams.  “I want to make sure that teams are in a position to succeed both on the field and in the classroom,” said Davis. “There have been a lot of successes in departments with tennis, rowing and golf, and I would like to see more teams get there. I want to take our teams to play in the playoffs.”