Bill Davidge served for over 20 years as a Blue Jackets broadcaster and pre- and post-game analyst on FOX Sports Ohio. After serving as color analyst on the Blue Jackets Radio Network from 2000-09, Davidge spent the next five seasons providing commentary in the television booth. He brings over 45 years of hockey experience as a player, scout and coach to game broadcasts on FOX Sports Ohio.
Bill was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2014 and received a bone-marrow transplant in 2015 at The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC). He is in remission, but there is no cure for Multiple Myeloma, so Bill continues to rely on the advancement of research.
Prior to joining the broadcast team, Davidge spent the 1999-00 season as a scout for the club. From 1995-99, he served as part-time scout/player development coach for the Florida Panthers and also was a part-time scout for the Detroit Red
Wings from 1990-94. During this time he remained on the Faculty and Stafff @ Miami University in Oxford Ohio.
Davidge played four years of college hockey at The Ohio State University, serving as team captain as a junior and senior and earning scholar-
athlete recognition each season before graduating with honors in 1977. After spending the 1977-78 season as a graduate assistant coach at Miami (Ohio) University and earning his Master’s in Education, he was hired as an assistant coach and served in that capacity for eight years. In 1985, he was promoted to head coach/professor and spent four seasons behind the bench and teaching. Upon retiring from college coaching, he continued to teach at Miami University as a professor in the Department of Physical Education, Health and Sport Studies.
A native of Dunnville, Ontario, he is the father of two sons, Rob, and Willy J., and a daughter, Miranda. He and his wife, Jayna, reside in Naples.
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