Former Selma University star inducted into AAMU Hall of Fame

Published 5:26 am Monday, November 20, 2023

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Selma University provided the building blocks for Homer Davis Jr. to become one of the greatest high school basketball coaches in state history at R.C. Hatch High School.

Davis was inducted into the Alabama A&M Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 3.

“It was a blessing,” Davis said. “Everyone who was meant to be there was there and it was nice. “Basketball was what they really loved,”

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The Columbus, Georgia native was a high-scoring guard at Selma University for two seasons, averaging 20 points a game.

Davis later left and finished playing for the A&M Bulldogs.

After 15 seasons as an assistant coach at Selma U. under John “Skin” Lewis, Davis, built a powerhouse at R.C. Hatch, winning (2006,2007,2008), finishing runner-ups in 2009 and 2010. 

Davis finished his coaching career with 451 wins, including an R.C. Hatch record of 268-87. He was named the Class 2A Coach of the Year two times.

“The positive difference is not only felt by the children but also the city of Uniontown, Robert C. Hatch High School, and the Perry County School System,” said Perry County School Superintendent Marcia A. Smiley.