Glenn Davis

Soccer Play-by-Play Announcer

OVERVIEW

Glenn Davis works as a FOX Soccer play-by-play announcer and serves as the lead play-by-play announcer for the Houston Dynamo’s local TV broadcasts. He also hosts a weekly radio show titled “Soccer Matters with Glenn Davis” on KFNC in Houston.

BROADCASTING CAREER

Over his long broadcasting career, Davis has called matches for four men’s World Cups, and most recently for FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2015 Women’s World Cup. In addition, he worked as an analyst for a fifth men’s World Cup in 1998. He’s also called NBC’s Olympic soccer coverage during the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Games. For many years he’s been on the call on national broadcasts of MLS, U.S. Men’s National Team and U.S. Women’s National Team matches. Davis has also called professional women’s soccer matches and men and women’s collegiate soccer.

Davis began his broadcasting career in 1994 on Home Sports Entertainment (HSE) as an analyst for the Houston Hotshots indoor soccer team. During his broadcasting career, he has called games in El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and Germany. At the start of FOX Sports World (now FOX Soccer Channel) he was a regular, calling twice weekly Serie A games from Italy. Davis has also called CONCACAF Champions League, CONCACAF Gold Cup and various tournaments internationally.

PRO SOCCER CAREER

A professional soccer player in the 1980s, he began as a central defender for the Pennsylvania Stoners of the American Soccer League and reached the 1983 American Soccer League Final in his rookie season. Davis was named Defensive Player of the Game in game one of the finals.

The following year, Davis played with the United Soccer League’s Houston Dynamos and helped take the team to the 1984 league championship game, where they lost in a penalty shootout to the Fort Lauderdale Sun. Davis earned All-League honors that season. The following season, Davis captained the team. Davis would go on to play for the Columbus Capitals indoor soccer team and then returned to outdoor soccer with the Albany Capitals.

EARLY YEARS

Davis grew up playing youth soccer in soccer-rich New Jersey under the tutelage of Scottish coach Tom MacDonald, whom he credits for instilling in him the passion and excitement of the sport of soccer. Davis’ older brother Conn was an All-American goalkeeper at Davis’ alma-mater, Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia and was drafted by the Washington Diplomats in the NASL. Davis played collegiate soccer at Boston University and later at Davis & Elkins College, where he was a two-time All-WVIAC selection and a NAIA All-American.

HOME LIFE

Sports run in the Davis family, as his niece was Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Hannah Davis, who is now married to Derek Jeter.

Davis currently lives in Houston with his dog. His charitable work includes a youth soccer camp “Kick Cancer” that features former and current soccer players as coaches to raise money for pediatric cancer research.

He’s involved with the Texas Children’s Hospital working on pediatric cancer awareness through hospital visits with patients and families, handing out soccer balls, working on fund raisers through soccer clinics, camps and dinners.