Former West Charlotte assistant boys basketball coach Jacoby Davis has been officially named as the Lions next head coach, West Charlotte athletics director Chris Satterfield told the Observer Monday night.
Jacoby Davis was unavailable for comment.
Last week, sources told the Observer that Davis, a longtime assistant, would replace Baronton Terry. Terry resigned earlier this month to take the head job at Olympic High. Terry’s oldest daughter attends and plays basketball at Olympic. He has two younger daughters that will eventually attend the school.
Davis was an assistant under Baronton Terry. Davis’ son, also named Jacoby, played at West Charlotte.
Terry, 50, coached at West Charlotte since the start of the 2008 season. He led the Lions to five N.C. 4A Western Regional appearances and made two state finals. West Charlotte won the 2011 state championship, beating Raleigh Millbrook 78-69. Led by future McDonald’s All-American and UNC basketball star Kennedy Meeks, that 2010-11 Lions team won the school’s seventh state title and beat postseason opponents by a combined margin of 129 points.