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Shiloh hires Riverdale's Davis as new football coach

Shiloh has hired Riverdale's Nick Davis as its new head football coach, pending the new hire's approval by the Gwinnett County School Board at its meeting tonight.

Davis comes to Shiloh after spending two seasons as head coach at Riverdale, where he led both of his teams to state playoff trips, going 6-5 in 2004 and 8-3 last season. He will be the first black head football coach at a Gwinnett high school other than

Meadowcreek.

He also is Shiloh's fourth head coach since Charlie Jordan retired in 1998 after 10 seasons at the school.

None of the previous three General football coaches have stayed longer than three seasons, including Robert Matthews, who went 10-21 from 2003 to 2005. Matthews resigned after his wife Laura was named the head women's golf coach at Oklahoma State University.

A former football player at Georgia Southern, Davis coached previously at Wayne County and Burke County, taking his first head coaching position at the latter school. He also was the head coach for one season at Columbia before taking the Riverdale job.