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In this photo from March, Doug Selvey, center, helps lead a prayer following Danville’s district semifinal game against Gahanna Christian. Selvey has stepped down as boys basketball head coach and athletic director at Danville.
In this photo from March, Doug Selvey, center, helps lead a prayer following Danville’s district semifinal game against Gahanna Christian. Selvey has stepped down as boys basketball head coach and athletic director at Danville. (Photo by Bill Davis) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
June 18, 2013 11:12 am EDT

 

DANVILLE — The man who helped bring Danville boys basketball its first district championship in decades is moving on.

Doug Selvey has resigned as athletic director and head boys basketball coach for the Blue Devils.

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In his four years as basketball coach, Selvey posted a 41-49 record. However, the legacy he leaves behind is more than wins and losses; each season saw steady improvement in the team and respect from his players.

“I’ve learned more in four years at Danville than I’ve learned in my whole life,” Selvey told the News. “There’s a lot of good memories. This is not an easy thing to do.”

Selvey has accepted the boys head basketball coaching position at Wapakoneta High School. He was approved for the job on May 28. Wapakoneta finished 13-10 this past season, losing in the sectional semifinals.

“I’m hoping to take what I learned from Danville and apply it (in Wapakoneta),” said Selvey. “They’re going in the right direction here.”

The Blue Devils earned statewide respect earlier this year when they upset top-seeded Africentric, 61-51, at the district finals in Columbus. The victory was the first district title for Danville since 1937. The team later fell in the regional semifinals to Fairfield Christian, 61-48.

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