Jamie Davies joined the UCF Men's Soccer coaching staff in January 2018. Davies comes to UCF after four seasons as an assistant coach at Georgia State and an Academy Coach with Atlanta United USSDA U16 Team.
In his first season with UCF, Davies and the staff earned the American Athletic Conference Coaching Staff of the Year after winning the conference regular season title with a 5-1-1 record in conference play. Overall, the Knights finished 13-3-3. Since becoming a Division I program, it is the third best record the Knights have garnered. UCF put together an impressive 8-2-3 record at the UCF Soccer Complex scoring 29 goals and grabbing 86 points.
The 2018 team moved into the program record books after recording eight goals and eight assists in the 8-1 win over Jacksonville for 24 points, the fifth most in program history. The Knights also went on a 10-match unbeaten streak, which breaks their previous record of nine.
Davies helped coach one of the best offenses in all of Division I. For the entire regular season, the Knights have been ranked top 10 in the nation in almost every offensive category including total assists, total goals, total points, scoring offense, points per game, assists per game, goals per game, and have been the top team in shots per game and shots on goal per game. UCF was also the top team in The American in all of those categories.
Davies and the staff produced three major award winners (Offensive, Midfielder, Goalkeeper of the Year), seven All-Conference selections, and eight Player of the Week awards from The American.They also produced five All-Region selections and two All-Americans (Cal Jennings and Louis Perez). In addition to all the awards, the Knights capped off the regular season with a ranking of No. 9, which is the third highest in program history. Throughout the season, the Knights reached as high as No. 7.
For the sixth time in program history, the Knights reached the NCAA Tournament after earning a 14th seed, a first round bye, and hosting privileges.
Davies also helped produce a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist in Cal Jennings who scored 20 goals in 19 games including three hat tricks on the season.
Davies was the top assistant coach at Georgia State. He brought a wealth of playing and coaching experience at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. At Atlanta United he was in charge of regional scouting for the Academy while Head Coach of the U16 Group.
In 2017, Davies helped lead the Panthers to a runner-up finish in both the Sun Belt regular season and tournament championship. Georgia State had the No. 1 scoring offense in the Sun Belt and ranked No. 28 in the nation. In 2016, Georgia State reached the conference tournament final, outscored its opponents 42-25, leading the Sun Belt and ranking No. 11 in the nation.
In 2015, the program ranked in the final Top 10 NSCAA Southeast Region and advanced to the championship match of the Sun Belt Conference. The Panthers ranked in the top five in the NCAA in scoring (2.28 goals per match). He helped four GSU players earn All-Sun Belt honors with Eddie Wilding also earning All-Region. In his first year at GSU, Davies helped the team finish in second place in the conference with four players earning All-Sun Belt recognition, along with Stephen McGill earning All-Region.
Prior to his time at Georgia State, Davies spent four years at Division II Limestone (Gaffney, S.C.), where he helped develop the Saints into one of the better offenses in the country. Limestone won back-to-back Conference Carolinas regular-season and tournament championships in 2012 and 2013 and finished with a combined 28-9-1 overall record and a 15-2-1 mark in league play. The Saints were nationally-ranked both years, including a No. 21 ranking in the NSCAA/Continental Tire Division II poll in 2013 after reaching the NCAA tournament.
Before his time at Limestone, Davies spent four seasons in the Premier Development League (PDL) with the New Orleans Jesters and the West Virginia Chaos. He earned PDL Team of the Week honors twice with the Jesters before returning to school to earn a master's of business administration in entrepreneurship.
Davies served as a Graduate Assistant coach at the University of Rio Grande (Ohio) and during his tenure with the Red Storm, the team reached the NAIA final four twice and finished as the NAIA national runner-up with a 20-4-1 final record in 2008. Davies then returned to the PDL to play one season with the Chaos in 2008. In his second season with West Virginia, he took over as the assistant coach and helped guide the team to a franchise best record in 2009.
Davies holds a USSF National "B" License. Davies played college soccer at NAIA member William Woods and graduated in 2007 with a degree in sports management and a minor in business. He was named academic all-conference following his freshman and sophomore campaigns.
A native of London, England, Davies played for Crystal Palace F.C. and Leyton Orient F.C. at the youth level.
Davies is married to Alexis Amador-Davies.