High School Football

Basketball great Jim Davidson has died

Jim Davidson

The man considered to be the greatest athlete in the history of Logan High School has died.  Jim Davidson passed away Monday at the age of 75.

In March of 1964 Davidson sparked Logan to their first ever class triple-a state basketball championship, scoring 32 points in the title game against Weirton.  Later that spring, Davidson set a new record in the state high jump, a mark that stood for over 30 years.  Davidson also played wide receiver for the Wildcat football team.

Following graduation in 1964, Davidson enrolled at Concord, but after on year transferred to Marshall where he was part of the storied Marshall teams that played in consecutive NIT’s at Madison Square Garden.  Davidson was the starting guard for the Herd for three seasons along with his back court running mate, current Marshall Head Coach Dan D’Antonni.

Graduating Marshal in 1969 Davidson returned home to Logan to teach and coach in the county school system until retirement.

Davidson was a member of the inaugural class of inductees into the Logan High School Hall of Fame and was also inducted into the Marshall Hall of Fame.

Akers James Funeral Home in Aracoma will be in charge of arrangements.

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