Jayson Davidson has followed his brother Jeremy back to Bryan College soccer from Sherwood Academy in Albany, Georgia. Jeremy just finished his first season as the Bryan men's coach, and the Dayton school has hired Jayson to direct the Lady Lions. Both played for the Lions in the 1990s, Jayson graduating in 2001."This place has meant so much to me since the day I arrived at Bryan 22 years ago," he said in a school release. "My wife and I have long prayed that the Lord would lead us back to Bryan, and now that prayer has been answered! Following in the footsteps of Coach Sandy Zensen and so many other great Bryan coaches is such an honor. I can't wait to begin investing in the lives of Bryan student-athletes and give back to this great school that has given so much to me." After ending his Lions career as a center back, Jayson played in Australia and later got into high school and club coaching and school administration. His Sherwood teams won 12 consecutive region titles and reached seven Georgia Independent Christian Athletics Association state finals, winning four, and he was the GICAA girls' coach of the year in 2016.
* Sewanee announced Tuesday the resignation of its winningest women's soccer coach, Patrick Johnston, as of the end of this month. Johnston's Tigers went 100-82-17 with one NCAA tournament appearance since he took over in 2009; they were 8-7-2 and reached the Southern Athletic Association tourney semifinals this year. They were 11-4-3, 6-0-1 in the SAA, in 2015. "I am grateful for Pat's leadership and his numerous contributions to our successful women's soccer program. He has our very best wishes as he pursues a new business opportunity," athletic director Mark Webb said in a Sewanee release.