Former Elk Grove High School assistant football coach Dan Davis was named Tuesday as the new head varsity coach at Laguna Creek. He’ll replace the retiring Dave Morton.
““I am excited at the opportunity to be the next head football coach for Laguna Creek High School,” Davis wrote in a news release. “Laguna Creek’s student-athletes excel both in academics and on the field. I have been fortunate to have been mentored by local coaches from successful programs like Dave Hoskins, Rick Messer, Rick Swan, Mel Fontes and Ed Lombardi.”
Davis will take over a football program that last made the post-season in 2008 when it reached the City Championship under head coach Mark Nill. The Cardinals lost to Joe Cattolico and the Pleasant Grove Eagles, 26-7. Cattolico is now the head coach at Sheldon.
“I have learned that coaching is a great opportunity to mentor today’s youth and help takes a lot of dedication,” Davis wrote. “I look to bring my 22 years of coaching experience and enthusiasm to the program. Our mantra for our program will be “Win the Day!" We will challenge our student-athletes to compete and get better at every aspect of the game, at their position, as a student, and as a member of Laguna Creek community.”