Posted: Mar 4, 2013 2:03 PM by Tyler Garrett - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Mar 4, 2013 7:40 PM
GEORGE WEST - This is one of the most bizarre coaching flip flops I have seen in recent years, Aransas Pass Head Coach Gary Davenport has left the Panthers after one year to be an assistant at George West, his former school. His last day at Aransas Pass was on Thursday. We are the first to report this story.
In 2012 Davenport led AP to a record of 7-3, remember he came out of retirement to take over the Panthers Program.
He told me over the phone today, "I really enjoyed my time in Aransas Pass, I had a lot of fun. The kids were great, I enjoyed the coaches I worked with.. the team exceeded my expectations. But my wife is in George West, and we have been married 41-years and I couldn't pass up the chance to be with her again."
Meanwhile, Jay Newberry has been named to the George West Head Coach and Athletic Director in place of Tim Holt who resigned. Newberry is currently the principal for at George West.
Now multiple sources have confirmed to me that Davenport will coach the offense, while Newberry will be in charge of the defense. This will be the first time Newberry has been the head coach and Davenport the assistant. The two shared the sidelines at Calhoun and George West.
"We're just coaches, we don't care about titles," said Davenport.
Antonio Villalon has been named Interim Athletic Director at Aransas Pass.
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