But Davies apparently spoke out of turn publicly, about team management, and he was back in Europe (Denmark) with Randers, but it was as a substitute. The fact that he didn’t score a goal in 23 matches opened up an opportunity in Foxboro.
Coincidentally, he was married last fall and bought a home in Hingham on the South Shore.
“I couldn’t have planned it any better if I tried,” said Davies. “This where I plan to always live and the fact I’m so close to home is remarkable.”
When Davies thinks about his growth as a person and young man, he says it no doubt started at Brooks School in North Andover. The fact that several Brooks professors and former classmates attended his wedding is testament to his time there.
“Brooks always will hold a special place in my heart,” said Davies. “I learned a lot. I had so many great professors and coaches there that looked out for me. I honestly believe I got the foundation I needed in my life.”
Davies not only did the job in the classroom, he graduated as one of the top soccer players and wrestlers in school history. While he was a soccer prodigy before he got to Brooks, don’t be fooled by his successes on the wrestling mats there (three New England ISL championships and twice placing in nationals, third and seventh).
“The first match I ever saw was when I was in eighth grade visiting the campus,” recalled Davies. “In fact, I went out for varsity basketball as a freshman and didn’t make the team. I wasn’t that good, honestly, just fast and tough. After I got cut the assistant wrestling coach, Bill Hamel, persuaded me to give wrestling a try. I really didn’t want to.”