Don Davis will be the new girls’ tennis coach, Laguna Beach High School’s athletic director announced this past Tuesday.
Davis replaces Alec Horton, who left after two seasons due to an impasse with the city’s recreation department over Horton’s desire for more access to courts jointly used by students and the community.
In an email, Athletic Director Mike Churchill said Davis, a Nellie Gail Tennis Club teaching pro, threw his hat in the ring late in the school’s search. One of four candidates that Churchill interviewed, Davis impressed with his strong desire for the position. “He has an even disposition that I am sure will aid him in the coaching position,” said Churchill.