Davis Takes New Coaching Position

May 28, 2009

CORVALLIS - Chas Davis, a volunteer assistant coach with Oregon State's women's track and cross country programs, is leaving the Beavers to accept a full-time job as head men's and women's cross country coach at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., OSU head coach Kelly Sullivan announced Thursday.

Davis spent one year as a volunteer assistant at OSU, helping the program produce cross country's best ranking in the West Region (6th) and receive votes for the national top 30 for the first time in program history. While Davis was on board freshman Casey Masterson qualified for the track and field NCAA West Regional in the 1,500-meters while breaking the school mark in that event with a time of 4:25.81.

'He has brought a great work ethic and a lot of passion for working with Division-I athletes at this level,' head coach Kelly Sullivan said. 'I had him play a role in every single aspect of this program. He is going to be missed. I know the women in our program hold a real appreciation and admiration for him. We all wish him the very, very best.'

Prior to Oregon State Davis was an assistant men's and women's cross country coach at Creighton from 2005-08.

Davis graduated Cum Laude from Creighton in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in public relations and news journalism. During his undergraduate work at Creighton from 2001-04, Davis competed in cross country for the Blue Jays. He earned most inspirational and most valuable runner awards as an athlete.

Davis, a native of Centennial, Colo., competes for Boulder Running Company Athletics Club. He has personal bests of 14:41 in the 5,000-meters and 31:06 in the 10-meters.

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