|Alma Mater:||Winston-Salem Teacher's College|
Jacob Davis is inducted into the WSSU C.E. “Big House” Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as both a basketball and football player at WSSU. Davis played for head coach Howard “Brutus” Wilson and was on both the basketball and football teams when legendary coach Clarence “Big House” Gaines came to WSSU as assistant coach of all sports in 1945. He entered Winston-Salem Teachers College in 1940, and was named an All-EIAC football player in three consecutive seasons at the end position. He was inducted into the United States Army and served from 1943-45 before returning to WSSU after his army discharge in 1945. During his time in the military, he played end with the Broncos’s of Cheyenne, Wyoming and was selected second team All-American.
Following his return to WSSU, he played both football and basketball and was give CIAA mention for football and averaged 33 points per game in basketball. He received a B.S. degree from Winston-Salem State.
Following his collegiate athletic career, he taught in several North Carolina School systems as was known as the “victorious coach” as a coach in basketball and football. In football, he won nine conference and five district championships. In basketball, he led his team to 71 straight victories, three consecutive state championships, nine conference, and eight district titles.