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Kentwood boys basketball coach Brian Davis steps down after two seasons

Brian Davis, head basketball coach at Kentwood High, resigned from the position Wednesday morning.

Davis led the Conquerors to a state tournament appearance this season as well as a South Puget Sound League North Division regular season title. Kentwood won 18 games this season.

In an email interview Davis explained his reason for stepping down.

"What led to me leaving was the need to find full time employment so that I may support my family" Davis wrote. "What's next is hopefully finding a job quickly."

After two seasons at Kentwood, Davis had only positive things to say about the players and the job.

"Coaching at Kentwood was great because the kids want to be the best," he wrote. "It was a tremendous opportunity and I am grateful that I have tremendous memories from my time."

Davis graduated from Kent-Meridian in 1998.

After Kentwood lost to Garfield in the regional round of the state tournament on Feb. 23, Davis reflected on the season in an email.

“The season went very well,” Davis told the Reporter. “The guys really came on down the stretch of the season (the) last 15 games, last two weeks. Winning a league title, winning 18 games, getting to ‘state’ (regionals) are all great accomplishments. I was really impressed with how our seniors were tremendous leaders and really competed as a unit to show how much it meant to them. They provided great examples for the underclassmen to follow.”

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