Jon Davidson starts his third season on the UChicago football coaching staff as the team’s Defensive Backs Coach heading into the 2020 campaign.
The 2019 season saw UChicago rank 30th in the nation in scoring defense (16.6 PPG).
The 2018 Maroons set modern-era school records with three shutouts and 118 points allowed in a season. The squad ranked 12th in the nation in points allowed (11.8 per game), fourth in red zone defense and 32nd in passing yards allowed (166.6 per game).
Davidson arrived in Hyde Park after spending the 2017 season at Defiance College. He was the Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs Coach and Academic Coordinator for the Yellow Jackets. Additionally, he coordinated the punt return and PAT/field goal block units.
The 2017 Defiance defense led the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) in pass defense, total turnovers and interceptions. The Yellow Jackets tied for second in all of NCAA Division III in total turnovers, while ranking eighth in both interceptions and fumble recoveries. Six members of the defense were picked to the All-HCAC teams.
Prior to his time at Defiance, Davidson spent two years as a graduate assistant at Minot State University, where he coached defensive backs and linebackers. He received his master’s degree in management.
As a collegiate student-athlete, Davidson played defensive back at Idaho State University. He graduated with bachelor’s degrees in finance and Spanish. Davidson was also invited to rookie minicamp with the Seattle Seahawks after the 2014 NFL draft.
Coach Davidson recruiting regions - Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington