Brian Davis has been named McKinley High School football coach.
Davis, 30, takes over after the program went through last season with an interim coach in Micah Harris.
There will be an introductory press conference at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the McKinley High School gym, according to McKinley’s Twitter account.
McKinley HS would like to welcome new Head Football Coach, Brian Davis.
Attention McKinley Football Parents and Players: please join us on Friday August 2nd, 1:30pm for a press conference in the McKinley Gymnasium. @bufnewspreptalk @BPSathletics @WNYAthletics @WGRZHSSports pic.twitter.com/HQgDFI6Ez6
— McKinley Macks (@MackHighSchool) July 30, 2019
“I’m excited,” Davis said. “It’s always been my goal to become a head coach. I’m just thankful I got the opportunity.
“I’m very excited, I’m very happy (to run my own program), but at the same time I’m very nervous. I’m nervous but I’m really excited.”
The Macks are coming off a playoff season but graduated several key players from that team.
Davis, a three-sport athlete at Williamsville North who played tailback at Edinboro University, had served as an assistant coach the past two seasons on Bennett’s coaching staff.
Davis comes from a football family as he is the nephew of Bennett coach Steve McDuffie. Davis’ cousin, Nick Luchey, played in the NFL for Green Bay, Cincinnati and Baltimore.