Shaun Davies, Assistant Coach (Backs)
Shaun Davies is a familiar face to fans of rugby in the state of Utah. With an extensive rugby career that ranges from winning two national championship titles with Brigham Young University, to playing scrumhalf with the USA Eagles in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Davies is a key piece to the Warriors success on the field as the assistant coach.
Davies hails from Durban, South Africa. He made the move from South Africa to Provo, Utah where he attended college at Brigham Young University and played a key role in two National Championships for the Cougars in 2009 and 2012.
Davies was called up as USA Eagle No. 432. His first cap as an Eagle came June 16, 2012 against Georgia. Davies holds a record of 19 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses during his career as an Eagle. Davies can also add professional rugby to his resume as he also played for the Ohio Aviators (PRO Rugby) and the Glendale Raptors (Major League Rugby.) Davies officially announced his retirement from international rugby November 22, 2019.
After joining the Warriors as an assistant coach, Davies helped engineer one of the top scoring offenses in Major League Rugby, scoring 519 points in 2021, second-most in the league. Davies’ offense, at the direction of Head Coach Shawn Pittman, helped the Warriors to a franchise-record 10 wins in 2021 and a spot in the MLR Western Conference Championship.
“Utah is a very special place to me,” Davies said. “I’m grateful to the Warriors for this opportunity to help build something Warriors Nation can all be proud of.”