As reported by WRHI earlier this month, Northwestern High School has hired former Lewisville head coach Larry Davis. Below is the official release from Northwestern High School Athletic Director, Lauren West.
For Immediate Release
April 22, 2013
NORTHWESTERN NAMES DAVIS AS HEAD BOYS BASKETBALL COACH
Northwestern High School principal James Blake is pleased to announce Larry Davis as its new head boys basketball coach.
“Larry brings a wealth of experience as a player,” Blake said. “He’s going to bring a lot of energy and passion to the NHS Boys Basketball program.”
NHS Athletic Director Lauren West added, “Coach Davis is among the most promising young coaches in the game. I am excited about the coaching ability, toughness and energy that he will bring to our program.”
Davis, is fresh off a state championship win with Class-A Lewisville High School. In two seasons at the helm, Davis led the Lions to a 31-20 overall record. For his efforts he was recently named the Herald’s All-Area Boys Basketball Coach of the Year. Prior to taking over at Lewisville Davis worked extensively in the AAU basketball coaching arena.
Davis will be taking over the position vacated by Mike Gossett. Gossett led the Trojans for the past19-seasons.
The Trojans finished the 2012-2013 season with an overall record of 12-10 including a 57-60 loss to Spring Valley in the first round of the 4-A State playoffs.
LARRY DAVIS PROFILE:
Home: Denmark, S.C.
High School: Denmark-Olar
Colleges: University of North Carolina and the University of South Carolina
Coaching Experience: Lewisville High School (SC) – 31-20 overall record – won the 2013 Class A state boys basketball title
Achievements: Holds four S.C. High School League single-season records set in 1991 for most points (1,162), 30-point games (26), 40-point games (20), free throws (244)… Was member of Class A state runner-up in 1990 and Lower State finalist in 1991 … Was a member of the 1993 NCAA Division I national championship at North Carolina … All-American (1997) and All-SEC at the University of South Carolina … A member of the 1,000-point club and one of three players to reach the plateau in just two seasons…A member of the 1997 SEC regular-season champions at USC. Played professionally for seven seasons in Korea, South America, Spain and Belgium.