Just a couple of months after hiring one prep coaching icon to take over its football program, Sequatchie County High School has added another legend to its staff. Ronnie Davis has been named the new girls' head basketball coach, taking over for Stephen Korpi, who coached the Lady Indians for one season and will be taking a coaching job in Mississippi, according to principal Tommy Layne.
Sequatchie County hired four-time state champion Ken Colquette as its football coach.
"Coach Korpi has an opportunity to go to Mississippi and we wish him well; he did a nice job while he was here," Layne said. "We're really excited to have someone with Ronnie Davis' credentials taking over.
"We're proud to have both Ronnie and Ken on staff because we know exactly what we're getting with them. They'll make an impact on both programs."
Davis began his coaching career at Copper Basin, where he spent eight seasons before taking over at Polk County, where he remained for 34 years, winning a state championship in 1981. He has 945 career victories and has won at least 20 games 22 times at Polk County before retiring after the 2010 season.
"I've been looking to get back into the game -- I missed it," Davis said. "Once I heard this job was coming open I started making some calls. I know there's a lot of support for the program here and there's a lot of interest because they've been good for a while. I'm just looking to build on that success."
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