Josiah Davis Elevated to Head Football Coach at Tabernacle Christian

The Davis Era Is Underway at Tabernacle

Gardendale, AL – In a move that underscores a commitment to tradition and excellence, Tabernacle Christian School has officially announced Josiah Davis as the Torches next head football coach. Davis, who is synonymous with both the school’s rich athletic past and its bright future, ascends to the role as the 5th head coach in the program’s history, bringing with him a rich legacy as both a player and a coach.

A Tabernacle Christian alum, Davis’s ties to the school and its football legacy run deep. Having attended the school from kindergarten until graduation and shining on both the gridiron and the hardwood, he finished as one of the program’s most admired athletes.  Davis’s time as a player, under legendary coach Keith Dabbs, was marked by exceptional achievements, including leading the Torches to three state championship game appearances, solidifying his place in Tabernacle sports history.

Following his playing days, Davis transitioned to the sidelines, joining Clint Chase’s staff in 2022 as an assistant. His impact was immediate, contributing to the Torches second consecutive trip to the CFA semifinals. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2023 further developing his play calling skills.

Beyond the gridiron, Davis has showcased his commitment to coaching on the basketball court, serving as the Torches head junior varsity basketball coach as well as assisting with the powerhouse TCS varsity hoops program helping guide them to a state title in 2023 and another championship game appearance in 2024. His connection to Tabernacle Christian’s athletic program is mirrored in his personal life; his wife, Abbey, also a Tabernacle alum, starred on the hardwood, leading the Torches to a pair of state basketball titles while earning two ACAA Most Valuable Player honors. 

Tabernacle Athletic Director Matt Grimes, Torches Head Football Coach Josiah Davis & Tabernacle Superintendent Andrew Peters (Brant Berry | PrepsNet)

Tabernacle Superintendent Andrew Peters praised Davis’s appointment, highlighting his unique blend of youthful energy, wisdom, and maturity. “We couldn’t be more proud to call one of our own graduates our head coach,” Peters remarked, expressing confidence in Davis’s ability to uphold and extend the school’s rich heritage on the gridiron.

Torches Athletic Director Matt Grimes echoed Peters’s sentiments, lauding Davis’s exhaustive knowledge of the game and his unparalleled passion for Torches athletics. “He not only has passion for Tabernacle but deep knowledge of the game, that coupled with the respect that our players have for him made Coach Davis an obvious choice to lead the Torches football program,” Grimes stated.

Former Tabernacle Head Coach Clint Chase with new Torches Head Coach Josiah Davis (Brant Berry | PrepsNet)

For Davis, the promotion is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, one that was nurtured by his experience as a player and coach at Tabernacle. Reflecting on his new role, Davis shared his vision for the program, emphasizing the importance of spiritual growth and character development alongside athletic excellence. “I knew that I wanted to be a coach from a young age because of what coaches at Tabernacle did for me,” Davis said, articulating his goal to inspire his players not just on the field, but in all aspects of life.

Davis takes over for former Tabernacle head football coach Clint Chase who stepped down following the 2023 season after leading the Torches to a 16-18 record and a pair of CFA semi-final appearances over four seasons. 

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With Davis at the helm, the future of Tabernacle Christian School’s football program looks brighter than ever. His appointment represents not just a continuation of the Torches’ storied tradition, but a reaffirmation of the school’s commitment to fostering an environment where athletes grow as individuals and competitors. Under his guidance, the Torches are set to begin a new chapter, one that honors their past while boldly striding into the future.

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