May 28, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

CRISIS CHANGED OUR LIVES: Dealing with athletes different for Western’s Dan Davidson

Western’s Dan Davidson, who led the North in the all-star game in January, was joined by three of his players (from left) Isiah Del Toro, Cassius Savage and Caine Savage. (File photo Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone)

(First in a series)

During the past two months, our lives have been changed forever because of the coronavirus pandemic.

We’re asking sports personalities to share how their lives have been changed.

Dan Davidson, head football coach at Western:

“The biggest change is the interaction with my student/athletes. My staff is so involved in guiding our young men in so many different aspects of their life, it causes an easy felling on how they are doing. The adjustment is meeting several times a week on google meets to still keep that connection.

“As a nation we always find ways to overcome adversity. I believe we will take certain measures to create a safer environment until they find a vaccine. Until that time happens, we will create ways to teach this game through virtual learning tools and allowing growth through their own personal growth.”

-Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone; timburt@ocsportszone.com