Carl Hogg was still in post as Forwards Coach but the sad, and unexpected passing of John Brain, robbed Davies of a valuable font of Gloucester knowledge.
As a result, the former Scarlets supremo knew from day one that he would have to bring in some specialists to spread the load and help Gloucester realise their undoubted potential.
His first move was to offer former England skipper Mike Tindall a new contract as a player/ backs coach and former Scarlets colleague Paul Moriarty came in as Defence Coach.
The most recent addition, however, is a Gloucester favourite of old.
Tony Windo, born and bred in the city, has been appointed as Scrum Coach and Windo's background made him an ideal candidate according to Davies.
"I spoke to a few people and Tony's got a very good understanding of the scrum. He worked with John Brain in the past and he's got a lot of experience of coaching at Premiership level and also playing at the highest level.
"He comes here as a former Gloucester player as well which I think is very important.
"I've spoken several times about the history and the tradition here and the people around us coaching the team need to know what that's all about and what it means to play for Gloucester.
"It's a proud tradition and I like to have people around me who have been immersed in that. They can help impart that knowledge to the players.
"Tony will probably take a couple of sessions a week with us. We'll do a lot of technical work around the scrum and then we'll do some physical work. We'll be looking to create a pack mentality and make sure our pack has an edge to it."
The recent appointments have all hit the ground running and, although he admits it's early days, Davies admits that he's happy with how things are shaping up.
"There's a really good balance within the coaching department now. I'm extremely happy. It's been just over five weeks since I started here and we've done quite a lot of work since then and changed quite a few things.
"It's all been very positive. There are no bullets flying yet as we haven't played any games and I'm well aware of that! But we're in a good place right now in terms of our preparation."