Stafford Davis was a four-time All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection as an offensive lineman at Illinois State. Now, in his first year as an assistant coach, Davis will try to produce the same results as he mentors the Redbird offensive line.
Davis takes over the assistant coaching duties after spending the 2007 season as a graduate assistant working with the offensive line. During that time, the ISU offense amassed 2,194 rushing yards on the season, which is the seventh-highest rushing total in school history, and averaged 402.8 yards of total offense per game.
During the 2008 spring practice season, Davis assisted current assistant coach Chris Patton with the defensive line.
The Orange Park, Fla., native ended his Redbird career playing center in 2005, after playing left guard his first three seasons. Davis started every game of his collegiate career, and finished with 46-straight starting assignments.
He claimed first-team all-conference honors as a junior and senior. Davis was named a consensus All-American in 2005, after being named to the first team by The Sports Network, American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and the Associated Press.
In addition to a successful career on the field, Davis excelled in the classroom and was twice named to the league's all-academic team.
Davis earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Illinois State in 2005. He completed his MBA requirements in July 2008.
He and his fiancé, Emily Steffen, are scheduled to be married in June 2009.