By: Cerone White
On this day in Caribbean history, June, 30, 1974, Jamaican football defender Fabian Davis was born. Davis was born in Swallowfield, East Kingston, Jamaica where he has played for several local teams which included Harbor view F.C., Arnett Gardens, Tivoli Gardens, and Portmore United.
Davis who’s an experienced football player made his debut with the Reggae Boyz in 1995 against Canada. Fabian captained the Jamaica National Beach soccer team that failed to advance to the semi-finals of the CONCACAF championships, following narrow losses to defending champs, El Salvador, and tournament hosts Mexico. Fabian Davis has the distinction of being the only player to gain the ‘Most Valuable Player’ and ‘Player of the season’ award for two separate premier league teams.
Fabian Davis attained the JFF Advanced Level 1 and 11 coaching certifications, as well as the United States Soccer Federation, U.S. Youth Soccer Coaching Course, National D License from Georgia State Soccer Association in July 2009. A string of poor results in 2010 saw him resign as coach of the struggling Arnett Gardens outfit.
On June 18, the President of the Jamaica football federation welcomed Davis to the technical staff of the Federation and committed all available resources to assist him in conducting his duties.