Venice High hires North Port High assistant as new boys basketball coach

VENICE – If there was one coaching position squarely on Luke Davis’ radar, it was the Venice High boys basketball job.

Having visited the area in the past and having relatives that attended Venice High, Davis thought Venice would be a good landing spot to continue his coaching career.

Davis got close last year, landing an assistant coaching position on Ryan Power’s staff at North Port High. He did, however, tell Power that if the Venice position ever became open, he would apply.

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So when Mike Montgomery stepped down as Venice coach at the end of the season, Davis threw his hat in the ring.

Well, he’s landed his “dream job.”

“That was what I knew as a kid,” Davis said. “A lot of people will say they have a dream job, but it probably qualifies as my dream job.”

Power tweeted: Extremely happy for Coach Davis. He came in on day one and got straight to work. He is dedicated, motivated, and builds great relationships with student-athletes.

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