Local sports digest: SJSU hires Ron Davis, a former Spartans star, as its cross country, track coach

Bay Area News Group Posted: 05/10/2012 10:38:10 PM PDT Updated: 05/10/2012 11:45:09 PM PDT Ron Davis, a former NCAA champion from San Jose State with more than 40 years of coaching experience, is returning to his alma mater as cross country and women's track coach. Davis, who specialized in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in track and field, was a member of the Spartans cross country teams that won the NCAA title in 1962 and placed second in 1961. He was an assistant coach for cross country and track and field at Cal State East Bay last season. Davis will begin his duties May 16 coaching the San Jose State men's and women's cross country teams. "This is a dream come true," Davis said.