Former Bellaire High School record-setting quarterback Jose Davis has been named the new head football coach at St. Johns Central, at a brief introduction ceremony at the Irish Youth Sports Complex in Bellaire.
Davis, who spent the past five years across the street at his alma mater Bellaire, said it was all about change.
"I think it's just opportunity," said Davis "It's nothing against personal from across the street, or anything like that, it's a challenge, and opportunity, and a chance to continue to coach with good friends Ty Masciarelli, Justin Green, Ryan McMahon and Casey Davis," added Davis.
Davis complied a record of 27-25 in his time as head coach at Bellaire, including back-to-back playoff appearances in 2012 and 2013.
Davis takes over a Central program as the fourth head coach in the past five years. He replaces Jeff Paolina, who coached the Irish last season to an 0-10 mark, scoring just 90 points all season. The Irish haven't had a winning season since going 6-4 in 2005.
Davis's first game as head coach is Friday, August 29 at Millersport. The first home game for Davis at Central is Saturday, September 6, versus Conotton Valley.