Marvin Davis hired as Northwood High boys basketball coach

Northwood High School announced this past week that they have hired Marvin Davis, to be their new boys basketball coach. The 1996 Quitman High graduate takes over for Patrick Lindsey, who was with the Falcons for one season before moving to Southwood as an assistant principal.

“We’re excited. Coach Davis brings a lot of experience to our school,” said Northwood Principal Shannon Wall. 

They should be too! The 18-year, veteran coach brings tons of experience. Yet that is only one of the advantages that hiring Davis brings to the long struggling Falcon program that hasn’t had a winning season since 2011.

“Marvin has proven over time that his knowledge of the game of basketball is second to none,” said Airline High boys basketball coach, Eddie Hamilton, when he hired Davis as an assistant two years ago. 

Yet that is only one of the advantages that hiring Davis brings to the long struggling Falcon program that hasn’t had a winning season since 2011.

Like father, like son! Just like his father, Jimmie Davis, who before passing away in 2018 was a  Jonesboro-Hodge coach and one of Jackson Parishes most beloved residents,  Marvin is widely recognized as being a tremendous inspirational and spiritual leader.

“He was my mentor and inspiration to get involved in coaching and working with all children regardless of the background,” Davis said.

A look back at his coaching career shows a similar pattern After graduating from Louisiana Tech, Davis he was hired as an assistant girls basketball and football coach at Lakeside High in Sibley. One year later he became the head coach of the girls program for five years while still maintaining his position with the football team.

In 2011 he moved to Mansfield as an assistant girls basketball, football and track coach for three years before once again becoming a head coach, leading the Wolverine boys basketball program for six seasons. Davis was on the move again in 2020, joining the Airline boys basketball program as an assistant and now for the third time follows with a head coaching position.  

 

 

 


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