Former Auburn University pitcher Lexi Davis joined the Furman softball program as an assistant coach in February of 2018.
Davis, a native of Charlotte, N.C., posted a school-record 62 wins in the circle for the Auburn Tigers and capped her career by helping her team reach the Women’s College World Series final as a senior in 2016. She will be involved in all aspects of the Paladin program, while helping to tutor the Furman pitching staff.
“I’m excited to have Lexi join our staff and I believe she will have a positive impact on our program,” said Paladin interim head coach Wally King. “Lexi has played the game at a high level and understands what it takes both mentally and physically to succeed at this level.”
As a senior, Davis fashioned a 6-1 record and 2.49 ERA for an Auburn team that posted a 58-12 mark en route to a berth in the Women’s College World Series finals versus Oklahoma. She notched a pair of shutouts in 10 starts and tossed six effective innings for the Tigers against the Sooners in the opening game of the best-of-three finals at the WCWS.
In 2015, Davis helped the Tigers to a 56-11 record, SEC Tournament title and WCWS berth. She went 26-3 in the circle with a 3.91 ERA and her 26 wins marked the second highest total ever by a Tiger pitcher. In the SEC Tournament, Davis compiled a 1-0 record and 3.11 ERA over two appearances to propel her team to the title. She helped Auburn to its first WCWS victory in an elimination game versus Tennessee on May 30, 2015, by limiting the Lady Vols to one earned run over 4.2 innings of work.
After going 9-9 with a 4.09 ERA in 24 appearances as a freshman in 2013, the right-hander put together a breakout campaign in 2014 that included a 22-12 record and 2.89 ERA in 45 trips to the circle and 34 starts. Davis started all five games for the Tigers in the NCAA’s Minneapolis Regional, earning victories over North Dakota State and Minnesota, as Auburn reached the school’s first NCAA Regional final.
A standout at Porter Ridge High School near Charlotte, Davis guided her team to a state title as a senior while earning ESPN National Player of the Year and Gatorade National Player of the Year honors.
Davis graduated from Auburn in 2016 with a degree in political science and minor in psychology. She recently earned her master’s degree in adult education from Auburn.