- Three time Olympic Gold medalist
- American and World record holder
- Head Coach Oklahoma Christian University
The 49-year-old Davis is well-known in swimming circles, not just for the five Olympic medals he won, but also for his works as a motivational speaker and television commentator. He has worked over 1,000 clinics and is a favorite with coaches and swimmers.
Originally from San Antonio, Josh didn’t begin swimming competitively until his mid-teens but quickly developed into one of the fastest swimmers in the nation and soon began representing the U.S. in international events. His undergraduate years were spent at the University of Texas swimming for legendary coach Eddie Reese. Davis was a 4 year All-American, won multiple NCAA titles, and was part of a NCAA championship team. He then went on to win three gold medals at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta (only man in any sport from any nation to win three gold medals). He later served as the captain of the USA Swim Team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics where he won two medals.
Josh Davis was hired in 2016, as the first coach of Oklahoma Christian’s swimming program. In just five years, he's built the OC men's program into a national power that finished 11th and produced a national champion during the Eagles' first trip to the NCAA Division II Championship in 2022.
Josh continues to compete as a member of U.S. Masters Swimming where he has won several national titles and set national records in his age group. Davis and his wife, Shantel, live in Edmond, Oklahoma with their six children.