Windsor Football Coach Davis Resigns

Posted By Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit:

After a strong debut, Windsor High School football coach Dustin Davis has stepped down to join the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department.

“I have been presented with a job opportunity that cannot be passed on. I have to do what is best for my family and my future,” Davis said.

Windsor officials expect to select a new coach by the end of March. Davis won’t be easy to replace, said Windsor Athletic Director Gene Sandwina.

“We’re very happy for him. It’s bittersweet. We were very happy with the job Dustin did and putting more of his own stamp on it,” Sandwina said.

Davis led Windsor to a 7-4 record in his one season as varsity head coach after replacing Jason Fayter. Davis was the junior varsity coach for three years before taking over the varsity, leading the Jaguars to a 29-0-1 record.

Davis is fitness director at the Airport Health Club in Santa Rosa.

“We ask the players for a high level of commitment and as a coach I expect the same from myself and staff. With a new career I would not be able to give the program the expected commitment level. It’s a very difficult decision for me but for the future of the program it is what is best,” Davis said. “My players are my extended family so I will stay in contact with them and be hands on with the transition of the program.”

Qualified candidates will first be sought among Windsor Unified School District staff and then outside, Sandwina said.

With spring practice ahead, Windsor officials want a new coach in place by the end of March. Summer conditioning follows, Sandwina said.