IN THE NEWS: AARON DAVIS SUCCEEDS JASON DAWSON AS WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH
By Jarrod Ulrey, email@example.com
As the new Worthington Christian girls basketball coach, Aaron Davis will try to continue the success the program enjoyed the last three seasons under Jason Dawson.
Dawson, who guided the Warriors to a 69-11 record that included a Division III state runner-up finish this past season, recently stepped down to pursue an opportunity to work with professional prospects in North Carolina.
He will be replaced by Davis, who accepted the position May 10 after coaching for the last three years with the Central Ohio Basketball Association.
“Worthington Christian has a tradition as a strong program and Jason has done a great job,” Davis said. “We’ve been in contact and he’s offered his support. He’s going to be a huge resource for me, so I’m excited about that relationship.”
Scott Weakley, who is athletics director Kevin Weakley’s father and has been serving as an assistant with the program, is expected to remain in that role.
Davis is a 2003 Mount Orab Western Brown graduate who went on to play for Shawnee State.
His wife, Amy Davis, is a 2002 Westerville South graduate who played at the prep level. The couple coached together at the middle school and high school levels at Genoa Christian from 2015-19.
”The exciting part for our kids and families about Aaron is he has a great feel for the game, but more importantly a real genuine desire to build relationships and help kids grow as people,” Kevin Weakley said. “Anyone that spends five minutes with him can tell he cares about people. We’re also really excited about his wife and kids being involved. It will be a tremendous support to him and our girls as well.”
Aaron Davis, who works for Huntington Bank as a mortgage appraiser, and Amy Davis, whose maiden name is Richardson, are the parents of three girls and one boy.
The Warriors went 27-3 this past season and lose just two players, Blessing King and Jaeda Tagoe, to graduation. King was first-team all-district.
Juniors Meghan Mayotte and Megan Weakley give the program a pair of veterans around which to build after earning first-team and second-team all-district honors, respectively.
“I’m very big on culture,” Aaron Davis said. “I can amend my tactics or strategies based on my personnel. I’ll tailor what we’re going to do based on that, but our core values are going to be toughness, togetherness and hard work and we’re going to display those every night.”