The Arkansas High School Coaches Association has chosen Coach Shane Davis of West Side as the 2018 Girls Golf Coach of the Year. He will be recognized at halftime of high school All Star games on June 22.
Coach Davis has been the head boys basketball, baseball and golf coach at West Side for six years and is currently in his seventh for golf and baseball. Davis just completed his masters degree in educational leadership from Arkansas State University and is the K-12 Dean of Students at West Side.
Coach Davis' senior basketball teams won 132 games in his six years at the helm, while his junior teams went 93-53, winning two District Tournaments and last year's Junior Greers Ferry Lake Classic, including setting a school record for wins in a season with 27 in 2017-18. His 7th grade went 48-15 and did not lose a game his last two years.
Davis has taken the baseball team to State two years -- missing three other years by a combined 4 runs -- and the basketball team once in 2016, in which West Side was one of only five teams in Class A to qualify for State in basketball and baseball that year.
His girls golf teams have qualified for State all 7 years winning two State titles and two state runners-up titles, including this year, as well as four District Titles. His boys golf teams have two State runners-up, as well.
Davis had two stops on his way to West Side, first at Quitman where he helped start their football program and from there to Conway Christian, where he took their basketball team to their first ever regionals in the school's first year in the Arkansas Activities Association and their baseball team to its first ever state tournament, amassing a 70-23 record in three years.
He has earned nine conference Coach of the Year awards as well as two all-star coach nominees and an all star game head coach during his career. His combined baseball/basketball career record for all of his teams is 559-364.
"Working at West Side has been a dream come true for me,” Davis said. “During my playing days at Rose Bud, I would've never thought I would have been fortunate enough to coach at a place with such a rich history in sports like West Side, so I consider it an honor and privilege to have gotten to coach here at West Side and I look forward to many more years here."