Davis named new head coach of Goshen basketball team

Published 5:20 pm Thursday, August 27, 2020

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There will be a new head boys basketball coach patrolling the Goshen sideline next season. Darius Davis has been named new head coach of the Eagles and will take over for former head coach Daniell Powell after he held the position for two years.

“I’m excited,” Davis said. “The principal came to me and told me they were in need of a coach and asked if I was available and I told him I was. I was excited to accept.”

Davis played basketball at Abbeville High School under head coach Moses Knight. Davis is the son of a coach and learned the ins and outs of the game by watching his father growing up.

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“My dad was a longtime coach at Headland High School,” Davis said. “I grew up learning offenses, defenses and the game of basketball. Basketball is my life. I have been following the game.”

Davis got his start in coaching at Pike Road High School where he was a varsity assistant coach with the Patriots. Davis spent two years at the school. In his first year at Pike Road, the Patriots finished the season 8-3.

Davis arrives at Goshen well aware of their recent success. After making it to regionals regularly over the last few seasons, Davis hopes to get Goshen to the next level beginning next season.

“I know they have a good history,” Davis said. “They have a recent history of making it to regionals, but my goal is go even further. We want to compete for a championship.”

Davis likes to run the fast break; He likes to keep the ball moving. He likes to run a set offense once in the half court and on defense he likes to run the 2-3 zone.

School only recently got back in session at Goshen High School. After accepting the job at Goshen, coach Davis immediately set out to talk to some of his players.

“The guys are really excited,” Davis said. “I talked with them about what direction we will be going in. They are excited for the season.”