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Former Calvert Hall football coach Donald Davis named coach at Sidwell Friends

Former Calvert Hall football coach Donald Davis was announced last week as the new coach at Sidwell Friends.
Former Calvert Hall football coach Donald Davis was announced last week as the new coach at Sidwell Friends.(File photo/2014)

A little over a week after announcing that he was stepping down as the football coach at Calvert Hall, Donald Davis has a new home.

Davis, a 1996 Calvert Hall graduate, was named as the new football coach at Sidwell Friends last Friday. He replaces John Simon, who had been leading the Quakers program since 1997 and secured more than 100 career wins.

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Davis coached Calvert Hall for 13 seasons and won 97 games, also teaching English and physical education at the school since 2007. Among the highlights of his coaching tenure was guiding the Cardinals to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association championship.

Asked about leaving Calvert Hall and moving to Sidwell Friends, Davis said: “I would view both of those things as mutually exclusive. It wasn’t one for the other. I had a great experience at Calvert Hall. I love Calvert Hall and always will. I’m a Calvert Hall graduate and I look forward to watching Calvert Hall do some great things in the future as now sort of just an alum and a former coach.

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"For myself, I’m excited about my future with Sidwell Friends and what’s possible.  Obviously, the [Quakers] program has fallen on some hard times and they’re looking to improve and I think I’ve got a track record of helping organizations climb out of some difficult times, so I look forward to the challenge.” 

He inherits a Sidwell Friends team that went 0-4 in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference and 1-8 overall during the 2019 season.

“I’m excited about what’s to come, Davis said. "It’s obviously a great school, good people there and they are really behind us taking some really positive steps for the program and they seem excited to have me, so I’m excited to be there with them.”

Baltimore Sun reporter Glenn Graham contributed to this article.

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