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March 30, 2013

Duncan head basketball coaches resign

DUNCAN — At the start of the 2013-2014 season, both the Duncan boys and girls basketball teams will be competing under new leadership.

Demons basketball coach Mikel Davison and Lady Demons basketball coach Aaron Minor have resigned from their positions for personal reason, Duncan Athletic Director Burl White said Friday morning.

Both Davison and Minor plan to continue teaching in the Duncan system.

A search committee to find a news girls coach has been created, and the interviewing of potential candidates will begin Wednesday. Duncan has also created a search committee for a new boys coach, but the start date for interviews hasn’t yet been decided.

Davison, who has taught for 34 years and coached for 33 years at Duncan, said the biggest reason behind the decision was a desire to spend more time with his family.

“I love Duncan and it is the place where I want to stay,” Davison said. “When it came down to it, it was an extremely tough decision. I wanted to spend more time with my wife and children.”

The teacher said he will miss the preparing for games and working with the kids he coached the most.

“A big part of the job to me was the camaraderie,” Davison said. “Being in sports such a strong vehicle to teach young people life lessons and that’s why I have always enjoyed coaching.”

Minor could not be reached for comment.

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