Earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Life Science from the University of Arkansas.

During his time at Arkansas, he played tight end and defensive end for the Razorbacks under Coach Frank Broyles.


Butch and his wife, Tammy with their son Drew

The Davis family celebrates Senior Day at Ole Miss during the 2016 season.

Bowl Experience

North Carolina (Head Coach)

2010 Music City vs. Tennessee

2009 Meineke Care Care vs. Pittsburgh

2008 Meineke Car Care vs. West Virginia

University of Miami (Head Coach)

2001 Sugar Bowl vs. Florida

2000 Gator Bowl vs. Georgia Tech

1999 Kickoff Classic vs. Ohio State

1998 Micron PC vs. NC State

1996 Carquest vs. Virginia

University of Miami (Assistant Coach)

1989 Orange vs. Nebraska

1988 Orange vs. Oklahoma

1987 Fiesta vs. Penn State

1986 Sugar vs. Tennessee

1985 Fiesta vs. UCLA

Oklahoma State (Assistant Coach)

1983 Bluebonnet Bowl vs. Baylor

1981 Independence Bowl vs. Texas A&M

Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys

Super Bowl XXVIII - Dallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills (Defensive Coordinator)

Super Bowl XXVII - Dallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills (Assistant Coach)

Coaching highlights

FIU 2016- Present

Butch Davis was been named the new head coach of the FIU football program, Executive Director of Sports and Entertainment Pete Garcia announced on Nov. 15, 2016.

North Carolina 2007-2010

Davis' first season in Chapel Hill was highlighted by an impressive 33-27 win over Miami, in which he earned his first ACC victory against his former school. Carolina was competitive in nearly every game, with six losses decided by a combined total of just 24 points. Statistically, Carolina finished 35th in the country in total defense, improving nearly 60 positions from the previous year.

Carolina began to show evidence of improvement when it posted the nation's sixth-best turnaround from 2007 (4-8) to 2008 (8-5). The Tar Heels won games over bowl teams Rutgers, Miami, Connecticut, Notre Dame, Boston College and Georgia Tech and were in the hunt for the 2008 ACC championship until the final week of the season. The Tar Heels earned an invitation to the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte, its first postseason game since 2004, and sold more than 22,000 tickets (10,000 more than its allotment) in just one week of sales. An estimated 40,000 Carolina fans were in attendance.

Davis' third Carolina team used a dynamic defense and an opportunistic offense to go 8-5 overall, 4-4 in the ACC and advance to a second consecutive Meineke Bowl in Charlotte. The Tar Heels' defense led the ACC and ranked sixth in the country in yards allowed. Carolina hosted its first-ever ESPN Thursday night game vs. Florida State and a week later knocked off No. 14 Virginia Tech in Blacksburg on Thursday night. Carolina also scored impressive wins over East Carolina, Connecticut, Duke, Miami and Boston College to post a second straight winning season. Of the Tar Heels' five losses, three were by a combined total of just six points. Carolina placed nine players on the All-ACC teams, including four first-team selections, which was the most since 1997.

In three seasons at North Carolina, Davis led the Tar Heels to back-to-back bowl games for the first time in more than a decade and produced 16 wins over a two year span - the most since consecutive double-digit wins in 1996-97.

Cleveland Browns 2001-2004

Davis became head coach of the Cleveland Browns in 2001 and led the team to a 7–9 record in his first year, missing the playoffs by a game. The Browns posted a 9–7 record and got a playoff berth in Davis' second year, getting in after winning two close games in a row against the Baltimore Ravens and the Atlanta Falcons.

Miami 1995-2000

Davis was hired as the head football coach at the University of Miami in January 1995. Davis earned a 51–20 record during his tenure as head coach. During Davis' final year as head coach, the Hurricanes finished 11–1, their best season since coming up one win short of the 1992 national championship. Despite finishing second in both human polls, a quirk in the Bowl Championship Series formula resulted in the Hurricanes being shut out of that year's national championship game, the 2001 Orange Bowl. The Hurricanes were passed over in favor of the Florida State Seminoles, even though the Seminoles had lost to the Hurricanes that year when a last-second field goal attempt sailed wide right. The Seminoles ultimately lost the Orange Bowl to the Oklahoma Sooners 13-2. The Hurricanes earned recognition from the American Football Coaches Association for outstanding graduation rates in each of his six seasons at Miami.

Dallas Cowboys 1989-1994

As defensive coordinator and coach of the defensive line, he helped Head coach Jimmy Johnson and new owner Jerry Jones win back-to-back Super Bowls with a Dallas Cowboys team that had gone 1–15 in 1989, Johnson's first year as head coach.

Miami 1984-1988

As defensive line coach in 1992, he helped the Cowboys lead the NFL in rushing defense. As coordinator a year later, the Cowboys set a team record by allowing just 21 touchdowns in 16 regular-season games. In 1994, Dallas was No. 1 in the league in total defense and pass defense and third in scoring defense

Oklahoma State 1979-1983

Coached tight ends and wide receivers at OSU from 1979-83.

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