Talking to the coaches:Coach Steven Davis(Dudley HS)

Dennis White caught up with Dudley Panthers’ football coach Steven Davis this week and Coach Davis was able to spend some time with Dennis and give us the inside on the upcoming Panthers’ season…..Dennis White with Coach Steven Davis at Dudley High School….Dudley Panthers, 2013 State 4-A Champions…Thanks to Dennis White for his work on this post…

Our 10 questions today for Coach Davis:
1)Who will be your team leader(s)?
Darius Graves(RB), Connell Young(RB), Nizaire Cromartie(DE), Randall Diabe(DL), Tre Meadows(Safety)

2)How many years have you been coaching and is this your last stop?
19 years coaching and 11 of the 19 years has been the head coach at Dudley High School…Coach Davis got his coaching start at Page High School under Marion Kirby…

3)How many players on Varsity?
JV’s 35 and Varsity 45

4)Who is the toughest team that you have ever coached against?
Charlotte Catholic….Coach Davis said from an offensive perspective that Wing T always gives him problems…Our kids have to play assignment defense all night long to stop that Wing T…

5)The coach you have learned the most from?
My former college coach Bill Hayes when I played football for him at N.C. A&T…He taught me how to get the most of my X’s and O’s in the game of football…What I learned from him. I liked how he managed his coaches and players…Also from Frank Starling former Page assistant coach….

6)Your Top offensive returning players?
Isaiah Little(OG), Greg Cureton(Center), Darius Graves(RB), Connell Young(RB)..

7)Top defensive returning players?
Nizaire Cromartie(DE), Randall Diabe(DL), Tre Meadows(Safety), Eli Harris(LB), Osinor Kakhu(LB)

8)Who will win the Metro 4-A Conference?
Dudley Panthers

9)Your greatest satisfaction you receive from coaching?
When the guys go off into the real world and graduate and come back and say thank-you Coach Davis. We did it. I did not see back then the lesson that you were trying to teach me, but I see it now….

10)Among the Guilford County Schools from today or from the past, your program most resembles?
I will have to say the Page Pirates when I was an assistant there.