Linfield Wildcats

Steve Davis

Meritorious Service

Steve Davis Few individuals have made as many behind-the-scenes contributions to the Linfield athletic program as Steve Davis of the Class of 1970.

Davis has worn many hats since his days as a member of the Linfield football team from 1968 to 1971. He was a record-setting field goal kicker from Hall of Fame coach Ad Rutschman and was the Wildcats' leading scorer in 1970.

Following graduation, he served two stints as the college's sports information director. His 1979 football media guide received a second-place award in a competition of NAIA Division II institutions.

He served as a member of Linfield's NAIA football playoff committee in the late 1970s and 1980s, a time when Linfield captured three national championships. He coordinated the press box during Linfield's three championship runs in 1982, 1984 and 1986, helping with the needs of the television crew that broadcast football playoffs from Maxwell Field and Wortman Stadium.

In 1988, he was honored with a NAIA District 2 Distinguished Service Award. That same year, Davis received the college's Alumni Service Award.

Among his contributions of time and energy, Davis helped launch the Wildcat Open golf tournament, the athletic department's top fund-raiser. He continues to direct tee sponsorship sales for the event. In 1986, he teamed with fellow Hall of Fame inductees Ron Davison and Jeff Kizer to build the football/track/baseball concessions and restroom facility, and has helped coordinate operation of the concession stand every since.

Davis works for Daktronics, a nationally regarded supplier of sports scoreboards. He helped select and install the scoreboards at the Linfield football and soccer fields, and also played a major role in the design and installation of field lighting at the baseball and softball fields.

Davis and his wife, Marilyn, have two grown children and six grandchildren.