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Wildcats partner looks for coaching input

July 31, 2006

Albany - With two prospective head coaching candidates in attendance for the South Georgia Wildcats season ending game on Saturday, it seemed for certain that current head coach Donnie Davis' meeting with several of the team's owners Sunday would end in his firing after a 3-13 season.

Davis instead managed to keep his job for the time being during the lengthy meeting.

Managing partner John Hunt says Davis told the owners that he felt the team had turned the corner in the second half of the season.

The coach pointed to back to back wins over Bossier City and Tennessee Valley, the two worst teams in the league record wise, and the fact that four of the team's six losses in the final eight weeks of the season were by six points or less.

Those arguments still have Donnie Davis in the running to return to the Wildcats bench.

John Hunt will make the call on who will be the team's head coach but he does want to make sure his fellow owners have a chance to voice their opinion.

John Hunt said "We are trying to make hay while we can and get everybody together because I really want to make the right decision. While ultimately, I guees I will be the one making it. I want to get everybody's opinion."

Hunt plans to talk with several fans and sponsors to get their input on the Wildcats coaching situation before making his final decision.  

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