staff, staff, May 13, 2015

Purdue senior associate director of sports performance Doug Davis, 33, has died following an illness.

Davis joined the Purdue staff in 2013 after spending the previous two seasons with head coach Darrell Hazell at Kent State.

Davis also served as an assistant strength coach and strength and conditioning coordinator at Ohio State, starting in 2007, where he trained seven Buckeyes selected in the 2009 NFL Draft, including first-round picks Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Wells.

"My heart and the heart of the Purdue family is saddened by the loss of Doug Davis," Hazell said in a team release. "He will surely be missed. He was a great man who worked tirelessly to make people better. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family."

And here's the Hazell quote about Davis that sits at the bottom of the strength coach's profile page:

"Known to be one of the best strength coaches in the country, Doug is a phenomenal motivator with a wealth of old and new training knowledge. He has a great relationship with the players he trains and gets every ounce out of each one of his athletes. He trains guys to be game-ready and to win football games."

Here's some of the Purdue and Ohio State Twitter reaction to Davis' death: