Chanel Davis joined the Winston-Salem State University athletics staff in the fall of 2019 as the volleyball head coach for the Rams. She will look to lead the Rams in their continued quest for success.
Coach Davis began her career on a high note with an impressive first season with the Rams. She led the team to a 17-10 overall record and a 13-4 record in Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) play and a fourth place finish in the CIAA Southern Division. The team led the CIAA in total blocks (172) with freshman Niyonna McIntyre leading the conference with 77 total blocks (22 solo).
The terrific season led to several honors for the team. The Rams had three players selected to the CIAA All-Conference team. Graduating senior Ytae Cobb earned a first team selection while rising senior Danyale Berry and rising junior Rylee Wilson earning second team selections. Cobb and Berry also earned spots on the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) College Division All-State Team.
Davis comes to Winston-Salem State after serving as the head coach at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. She began her coaching career at West Virginia Wesleyan College where she spent time both as an assistant coach and as an interim head coach. She also served as the head coach of the Cape Fear Volleyball Club and the head coach of the Tsunami Volleyball Club in Atlanta, Ga.
She is a graduate of the University of West Alabama where she played for two seasons and had a great career. She broke the school record for attack percentage in a single match (.750) during her junior season. She earned All-Gulf South Conference honors twice and she finished her career with 558 kills and 175 total blocks. She began her collegiate playing career at NCAA Division I Kennesaw State where she played for two seasons.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of West Alabama. She is a native of Wilmington, N.C.