Lower School Faculty Bio Details

Michael Davis

Faculty Information

First Name
Michael
Last Name
Davis
Title(s)
Head of Upper School Physical Education, Athletics Coach
School Email
(Primary)
School Phone
212-744-2335 ext.4981
Department(s)
Academic Program, Department Head, Faculty, LS, MS, Physical Education, US
Biography

Michael Davis received his bachelor's degree from Duke University, his JD from the University of Pennsylvania and his master's degree in physical education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is also a Fellow for The Academy of Teachers. Since joining Chapin in 2000, Mr. Davis has taught physical education for grades K-12 and has coached Chapin soccer, basketball, badminton, and track teams. He is the co-chair of the Physical Education Department, Head of Upper School Physical Education, Advisor to the Chapin Captains Council and the head coach of the Chapin Varsity Basketball and 5/6 Soccer Teams. During his tenure coaching the Chapin Varsity Basketball Team, Mr. Davis’ teams have won multiple AAIS regular-season and post-season titles (including four undefeated AAIS seasons and three AAIS post-season tournament championships), and have qualified to play in multiple New York State Post-Season Championship Tournaments. Mr. Davis is also the founder and director of the Chapin Gator Hoops basketball program, the Gator Kicks soccer program, and the Gator Spikes volleyball program. For many summers, he was the Director of the Future Stars Basketball Camp at SUNY Purchase, in Purchase, NY. Mr. Davis has also served as a coach at the Duke Women's Basketball Camp in Durham, NC.