Written by FCIAC
Monday, 10 December 2012 16:30
Rick Davis, the former coach of the Danbury Hatters football team, died Monday after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Davis passed away at the age of 64 at his daughter’s house in Maryland, according to the Danbury News Times. He had been receiving treatments at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland.
David coached at the Hatters from 2011 to 2008 and had a career record of 47-36-4. Under his leadership, Danbury reached the FCIAC final twice in three seasons, 2001 and 2003, and also reached the Class LL semifinals in 2003.
Numerous messages on Twitter remembered Coach Davis this evening.
From @HatterFootball: “Coach Davis was the epitome of what HS sports is about. His love for the kids and Danbury HS should not be forgotten.”
From @HattersSoccer: “RIP Coach Davis...a man of pure class and kindness...always supported us and was proud of all DHS athletics...thoughts &prayers with family.”
From @DanburySports: “Thoughts and prayers tonight are with the family of former Danbury High football coach and teacher Rick Davis. Taken too soon.”
For the complete story from Richard Gregory of the Danbury News Times, click here.