Canton McKinley Head Girls Basketball Coach Pam Davis resigned after 13 seasons with the Lady Pups. She’s taking the head coaching job at Akron Hoban.
Davis has coached for 27 seasons in northeast Ohio and has an overall record of 509-100. She led the Lady Pups to a state championship in 2010. Her teams have earned 20 sectional
titles, nine district titles, and three regional championships. Davis’ winning percentage currently is the best in McKinley history, and she became the program’s all-time winningest
coach during the 2018-19 season.
CCSD Director of Sports, Recreation and Physical Education Sean Stranger said Monday that he was both surprised and disappointed that Coach Davis is leaving her position.
“Coach Davis is a proven winner and she and her staff have provided leadership, summer camp opportunities, and community service projects that have helped the program, as well
as our athletes, experience success and growth. The McKinley basketball program has earned its reputation for being a yearly contender under her guidance,” Stranger said. “We
thank her for her work and wish her the best in her next endeavor.”
McKinley Athletic Director Greg Malone added, “It’s been a pleasure to collaborate with Coach Pam Davis for the past thirteen years. She has worked tirelessly to develop our
student-athletes academically, socially, and athletically, and all of us in the Canton City School District will always be grateful for those efforts. While I’m sad to see Pam and her
husband and assistant coach WIllie Davis leave, I wish them the best.”
Stranger said the district will begin a search for a new head coach immediately