Title: Athletic Director Virginia State University
In her eighth year as athletic director at Virginia State University, Peggy Davis continues to enhance a proud legacy of caring leadership. Davis is a two-time hall of fame recipient (at Virginia State University and Howard Payne University), and has been named Athletic Director of the Year of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) four of the last five years. She was also recognized this year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics as the 2010-2011 Under Armour SE Region for Division II Athletics Director of the Year. Davis also received the Jeannette A. Lee Administration Achievement Award in 2005 and 2010.
Under her direction, the VSU Athletics Department was recognized with the Governor’s Excellence Outstanding Team Award in 2007. Brown has many highlights under her athletic leadership, including the men’s program winning the C.H. Williams All-Sports Award for excellence in the men's sports programs in 2008 and 2009. The women’s sports program was awarded the Loretta Taylor All-Sports Award for excellence in the women’s sports programs in 2004.
Prior to her position of athletic director, Davis served as the women’s head basketball coach, associate athletic director and senior woman administrator. Davis has been at the helm of the VSU sports program while it has won 13 CIAA Conference Championships and eight NCAA Tournament bids in seven years. Seven head coaches have been awarded the CIAA Coach of the Year in their respective sports under her leadership.
Davis is past president of the CIAA Executive Committee, as well as the CIAA Athletic Director's Association. She is also member of the CIAA Tournament Committee.