Hultgren cheers Illinois coach for five decades of guiding youngsters
Don Davidson is used to winning on his home floor. On Monday, however, he got a big win on the House floor.
In front of his fellow congressmen in Washington, Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) congratulated the Illinois basketball coach for his 50 years of teaching and coaching at Yorkville High School, Aurora Christian and Parkview Christian Academy.
"Not only does Dan hold the second-longest home winning streak in Illinois history, with 80 wins from February 1988 to February 1997, but his exceptional coaching has secured 677 career varsity wins, 10 IHSA Regional Titles, five IHSA Sectional Titles and three ACSI Great Lakes Championships," Hultgren said.
Davidson's long career, ability to inspire and dedication to his students both on and off the court led to his induction into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Hall of Fame in 1995. Davidson spent 10 years as a history teacher, from 1967 to 1977 at Yorkville Public Schools, and the next 39 years at Aurora Christian School, where he served as the athletic director and Bible teacher.
He is currently the athletic director and a coach at Parkview Christian Academy.
"Don, thank you for your 50 years of service to our community and, most importantly, for embodying the life of Christ to your students and to their parents like me," Hultgren said.
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