Derrick Davis has served as the head football coach at his alma mater Polk County the last 19 years.
He won’t be on the sidelines for a 20th year to lead the Wildcat program as he has resigned as head football coach.
“I have had so many great memories over the past 19 years and I want to thank all the former players who have played for me, and for them to know how proud I was to be their coach,” Davis said.
Davis, a 1990 graduate of Polk County, led the Wildcat program to a record of 123-88 in his 19 seasons.
He led the Wildcats to 15 playoff appearances in two different classifications (2A in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2017 and 2018, 3A in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013).
Polk County made the playoffs 13 consecutive seasons from 2002 until 2013.
Before Davis’ tenure, Polk County had only made nine playoff appearances.
Polk County had back to back 10 win seasons in 2009 (11-1) and 2010 (10-2) as the Wildcats had an undefeated regular season in 2009.
The Wildcats won first round playoff games six times in 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013.
Davis’ 19 year tenure at Polk County was the second longest tenure in the Chattanooga area behind only Wayne Turner who enters his 26th year at Tyner heading into the 2019 season.
Davis’ tenure was also the fourth longest in Class 2A behind only Bobby Sharp (Lewis County, 31 years), Wayne Turner (Tyner, 26 years), John Webb (Rockwood, 23 years) and Wade Comer (McKenzie, 19 years).
There are currently 18 programs looking for a head coach they are: Antioch, Bartlett, Bledsoe County, Cleveland, Collierville, East Hamilton, East Hickman, Fayetteville, Hillcrest, Hillwood, Lipscomb Academy, Melrose, Northeast, Northpoint Christian, Polk County, Stewarts Creek, Tellico Plains, and Westview
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