King’s Way Christian football coach resigns to take NAIA job

Colby Davies leaves for Warner University in Florida after guiding Knights to 7-3 record in 2016

By Meg Wochnick, Columbian staff writer



King’s Way Christian is in search of a head football coach after Colby Davies resigned to accept a college assistant coaching position at Warner University, an NAIA school in Lake Wales, Florida.

Davies coached football and track and field at King’s Way for two seasons, and also taught physical education at the school. Last fall was his first season as head football coach, leading the Knights to a 7-3 record in their first full season of 11-man football. He was the Knights’ offensive coordinator in 2015, and previously assisted at Class 2A Steilacoom.

Warner will be Davies’ first college coaching job. He’ll coach the defensive line and also will be the team’s recruiting coordinator. He said his experience at King’s Way helped him prepare for his next coaching challenge: the collegiate level.

“I’m excited about the journey that lies ahead,” said Davies, an ex-Pacific Lutheran University player.

In two seasons with Davies in the program, King’s Way averaged 39.5 points per game over 17 total games with quarterback Liam Nabors throwing for a combined 4,266 yards and 52 touchdowns.

King’s Way athletic director Ted Buck said the remainder of the team’s summer program is temporarily on hold to allow the new head coach to set up their own schedule upon arrival. Davies’ position was posted Monday, and Buck said the school hopes to have a narrowed choice of head-coaching candidates in the coming days.