Amanda Davis first moved to Altus in 1997 and began her junior year at Altus High School. In 2005 Davis returned to Altus with her husband to raise a family in the wonderful community with its rich history steeped in faith, agriculture, and the Air Force. Currently she is married to the Bulldogs head football coach Dusty Davis and together the couple have raised two children and current Altus students Bray and Katie Beth.
“Bray is a 17-year-old junior and is active in vocal music, swimming and golf,” Davis said. “Katie Beth is a freshman and she plays volleyball and will be swimming this winter.”
For Davis, being a coach’s wife and mother to student-athletes holds a special place in her heart.
“I have spent many years supporting athletes at Altus High School. It brings me great joy to be able to support my own children and their teammates during their high school years,” Davis said.
In Altus, Davis serves multiple roles as she assists with the volleyball and football teams as well as working in an administrative position for the school. Davis believes that participating in extracurricular activities and athletics provide many invaluable lessons for students.
“Working with a team to achieve a common goal is something they will do all throughout their lives whether it is working at a job or raising a family,” Davis said. “Knowing how to communicate and cooperate are two lessons that come from working with a team.”
Davis goes above and beyond to help with athletics by assisting with fundraising events, team meals, and community programs at Altus High School.
“Our volleyball moms provide team snacks, drinks, and meals for events such as Midnight Madness as well as team meals throughout the season.We help with fundraisers such as the beach volleyball tournament,” Davis said. “I work with a wonderful group of women who pair up a community member to a football player for the Adopt a Bulldog Program and work with the swim parents to provide meals for the swim team in winter months.”
Davis suggests that any other Altus parents or community members who would like to get involved seek out a coach, sponsor, or parent of an upperclassman who can point them in the right direction.