BREAKING: Rabun County tabs Michael Davis as head coach

Rabun County moved quickly to fill the vacancy left by Jaybo Shaw when he left the Wildcats for Wayne County in early January. Rabun on Thursday named a familiar coach as the new leader in current Offensive Coordinator Michael Davis. The announcement came live on Thursday via Rabun’s Wildcat TV.

This was not entirely shocking, as rumors swirled when Davis arrived in early 2021 as the Offensive Coordinator and QB coach that he was the likely heir apparent to Shaw if and when he left the program.

Davis guided the Wildcats offense to 632 points (48.6 per game) in 2021, as Rabun County went 11-2, won the 8-AA Region Championship, and advanced to the 2A Quarterfinals.

Davis came to Rabun from Calhoun, where he spent nearly 20 years in the program. He was instrumental as Offensive Coordinator in guiding the Yellow Jackets to state championships in 2011, 2014, and 2017. Of his impressive offensive outputs over the years, his 2021 Rabun offense (48.6) is the top. His units in 2011 (43.8), 2012 (42.6), 2005 (42.4), 2015 (42.3), 2018 (42.0), and 2014 (40.9) all averaged north of 40 points per game.

Davis will have plenty of skill players to utilize and lean on next year, as All-American WR Jaden Gibson, All-State RB Lang Windham, and West Forsyth transfer QB Keegan Stover (according to his Twitter, he is going to Rabun) as well as up-and-coming star QB Ty Truelove will battle it out for the starting job. Other standouts returning for Davis will be Cesar Cruz and Cory Keller to anchor the defense, as well as Willie Goodwyn. Back also is Nic Baloga, Jarrett Giles, and others who have played key roles in the last year or more.

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