Sports Briefs: Former War Eagles now in coaching ranks

Published 9:18 am Thursday, November 11, 2021

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Ardrey Kell 2nd In State
Ardrey Kell, the team that ended Davie’s volleyball season, advanced all the way to the 4-A final, where the Knights lost to Green Level (27-1). The Knights (31-2) fell in three sets (25-9, 25-19, 25-12). They beat Davie 3-1 in the third round as the War Eagles finished one of their greatest seasons at 22-5.
Absher New Coach At Ashe
Davis Absher – who was the starting point guard for the 2011-12 Davie boys basketball team that won a then-record 23 games and the son of Mike Absher, the winningest coach in Davie boys history – is beginning his first year as the boys basketball coach at Ashe County High.
After that glorious 2012 season in which Davie won the conference tournament and made an unprecedented run to the final four, Absher played at Averett University (Danville, Va.), helping the Cougars claim the regular-season title in 2015.
Then Absher jumped into coaching at the college level. He spent five years at UVA Wise, assisting in men’s basketball and head coaching men’s golf. Now he inherits an Ashe team that went 10-4 last season.
Poole Coaching At Harnett Central
Holden Poole is another former War Eagle who is teaching and coaching. He attended Davie from 2011-15. He played tennis and basketball for Davie before playing two years of college basketball at Mount Olive.
He is in his second year as an assistant varsity boys basketball coach at Harnett Central High in Angier. This will be his first year as the head coach for JV boys basketball. He also coaches boys and girls tennis. He teaches marketing and sports marketing at Harnett.