Support for Davis mounting

Published 3:28 am Wednesday, December 30, 2009

By By Chandler Myers
It has been just more than a week since Kyle Davis was released from his duties as head coach of the Escambia County Blue Devils, and one thing that has been shown since the news broke is support.
Readers have taken to the Advance’s Web site and given words of support for the coach who made Atmore’s football team relevant again.
Whether it has been to leave a few words of encouragement or to say what a bad mistake the school made for firing Davis, they have come in droves.
Supporters also made their presence felt in the online poll with an outstanding 68 percent of voters standing by the coach and voting that it was not a good move.
It is good to see that people are taking a stand and letting everyone know that they think he should still be the head coach.
Is it possible for the decision to be reversed?
Could ECHS principal Harvey Means change his mind and allow Davis to come back and coach next season?
No other coach has been announced or approached by the administration as of this time unless deals were being made under the surface.
It is a little strange that Davis questioned the administration about his job security the Monday before he was let go, and was told no decision had been made and when he received his letter it was dated Dec. 3.
Was another coach being pursued and a decision was not going to be made until that person said yes?
Surely, the administration at Atmore’s beloved high school would see that the people did not want this to happen.
From the comments that have been placed on the Web site it seems that Davis really isn’t being questioned by anybody, but the administration is.
That says a lot when you see the comments and decide on whether the right choices are being made.
Isn’t the job of a high school’s administration to see that a school is taken care of and that students, teachers and parents are pleased with decisions that are made.
Something needs to be done though because it is not fair that a good person loses their job because one or two people thought it was his time to go.
Majority should rule and the majority in Atmore want Davis back next year.
Continue to let your voice be heard by voting in the online poll or leaving comments at
Chandler Myers is sports editor of the Atmore Advance. He can be reached at 368-2123 or by e-mail at

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