Wednesday June 23rd, 2021 3:50AM

Frank Davis riding up the coaching ranks

By AccessWDUN Staff

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Hall County basketball fans surely remember Frank Davis as part of the juggernaut East Hall teams of the 2000s.

Now, the former Viking sharp-shooter is making a name for himself in the coaching ranks.

Davis, who won a 2016 award as the nation's top assistant coach while at Tennessee Tech, is part of the Steve Forbes coaching staff that left East Tennessee State to take over Wake Forest in the powerful Atlantic Coast Conference last week.

"I'm still trying to get my head around this," Davis said during a video interview Thursday. "It's just a dream come true to be able to coach in the best basketball league in the country. I'm very thankful to Coach Forbes for bringing on his staff."

Davis was an assistant under Forbes the past three seasons and helped lead the Buccaneers to a 30-4 record and the Southern Conference tournament title during the 2019-20 campaign. The championship qualified East Tennessee State for the NCAA Tournament, though they never got to compete when the season was shut down by the COVID-19 virus restrictions put in place by the NCAA.

"We had such a great season and then to not be able to coach and play in the (NCAA) tournament was tough for all of us," Davis said. "But it doesn't take away from the season we did have."

Among other topics, Davis discussed the challenges of recruiting while the country is in lockdown mode as well as reminiscing about his days in Rabbittown. Davis was part of the 2003 and 2005 East Hall state title teams and played on the 2004 team that finished as runners-up.

(Click play above to see the entire interview.)

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