Clifton Davis has resigned at Whites Creek after two seasons.
Davis, a Mississippi native led the Cobras to a Class 3A playoff appearance in 2018 but an overall record of 5-16.
“I would like to thank the administration at Whites Creek for giving me the opportunity to Coach at Whites Creek. I poured everything I had into this program for two seasons. I’m proud of the progress we made in two years. I feel like we competed hard, were competitive at times, and we raised the brand of the football program. I injected some hope back into the program but the obstacles to overcome and build a winning football program at Whites Creek are enormous. I will be moving on,” Davis said.
Whites Creek will be looking for their fourth head coach since 2015 and the Cobra football program has a record of 18-83 since 2010.
The last winning season at Whites Creek happened back in 2009 as the Cobras advanced to the Class 4A Semifinals and finished the year 9-5.
“As a Coach when you take any job you believe you can come in and affect change. I feel like I made great progress but change can never fully occur unless everyone cares about changing. That’s not the case here. I had to make a tough decision because I am also a parent. I am looking for a place to Coach where there is a total commitment to winning from the administration, community, and most importantly the players,” Davis said.
The Cobras finished 3-7 in 2019 and head into the 2020 season on a four game losing streak but making the playoffs in 2018 was their first playoff appearance since 2009.
Before coming to Whites Creek, Davis was the head coach at West Junior high school in Arkansas where he led the Blue Imps program to an 11-2 record in 2017.
He was also the head coach at Canyon State Academy (AZ), Coahoma Agricultural (MS) and two middle schools in Fairview Middle School in Memphis and West Junior high school in West Memphis, Arkansas.
Currently there are 18 schools looking for a head coach they are: Carter, Cheatham County, Cumberland County, Douglass, Franklin County, Germantown, Goodpasture, Harding Academy, Hixson, Loretto, Pigeon Forge, Red Boiling Springs, Siegel, Silverdale, Southwind, Station Camp, Westview and Whites Creek
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