Huntington, WV Black History

Zelma Davis

Douglass High School Coach

Zelma Davis, affectionately called “Chief,” was hired as a teacher and coach at Douglass High School in 1915.

He remained at Douglass for 40 years and coached every sport at the school during his tenure. Coach Davis won multiple state championships in track and field, boys basketball, girls basketball and football.

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