IOWA CITY, Iowa – Chyna Davis has been named an assistant track and field coach (sprints and hurdles) for the Hawkeyes, University of Iowa Director of Track and Field Joey Woody announced Friday.
Davis served as the head track and field coach at Emmanuel College for the last four years. Prior to Emmanuel College, she was an assistant coach at Keiser University and Jacksonville State University for a combined three years of experience.
“We are extremely excited to add Chyna to our track and field staff,” Woody said. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in coaching the sprints and hurdles, as well as her administrative role in serving as the head coach of Emmanuel College over the last four years. She basically built the program from scratch and we are looking forward to her helping us continue to compete for Big Ten Championships as well as elevate our program into a top-tier NCAA team for both men and women.”
Davis coached the Lions to 2021 men’s indoor and outdoor Conference Carolina runner-up finishes. She coached three DII NCAA national runners-up and 11 DII NCAA All-Americans (eight First Team) while at the helm of the Emmanuel College track and field program. In addition, the Youngstown, Ohio, native coached an NAIA national champion and five All-Americans, one NCCAA All-American and 31 conference champions in total.
“Growing up in what’s considered “Big Ten country” exposed me to the presence and success of University of Iowa Athletics,” Davis said. “Iowa track and field, through its hard work and culture, has become one of the meccas of the NCAA. I’m both honored and privileged to have the opportunity to join this success under Coach Woody and alongside the Hawkeye track and field staff. I’m excited to be able to grow under his guidance and mentorship.”
As an athlete, Davis competed at Tiffin University in Ohio where she was a Second Team DII All-American in the 60-meter hurdles and an NCAA qualifier in the triple jump.
“I want to thank AD Nate Moorman and Emanuel College for my experience the last four years as head coach,” Davis said. “I look forward to bringing my growth and development from that experience to Iowa City.”