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Tag: Brian Davis

March
30th

Boys Basketball: Tahoma, Kentwood fill head coaching vacancies

Brian Davis and Blake Solomon shared a sideline for the past two seasons, coaching boys basketball at Kentwood High.

Next winter, Davis and Solomon will go head-to-head, at least twice a season, as adversaries.

Davis, who resigned as Kentwood’s head coach earlier in March, has accepted the head coaching position at Tahoma and Solomon, an assistant to Davis for the past two seasons, has been named head coach at Kentwood.

Both hires can become official when approved by their respective school boards.
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March
7th

Boys Basketball: Kentwood coach Brian Davis resigns

For two seasons Brian Davis enjoyed coaching at Kentwood High, leading a boys basketball program he calls one of the premier in the state.

But the need for a full-time job forced him to resign from Kentwood.

“The best thing for my wife and I is for me to have a job,” said Davis, 31. “I need a job and with the situation at Kentwood, I wasn’t going to have one.”

Davis, who has a degree from Western Washington University and is certified to teach in Washington, was not able to land a full-time teaching position in the Kent School District. He has served as a substitute teacher, but the work has been “spotty,” he said.

On Wednesday, Davis submitted his resignation to Kentwood’s principal and athletic director. Later in the afternoon, he met with his former players and told them his reasons for leaving were basic.
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