KINGSTON — For the last few seasons, Davis coach Jeff Brown has always felt like he never got enough time with either the boys or girls basketball teams at Davis High School.

KINGSTON — For the last few seasons, Davis coach Jeff Brown has always felt like he never got enough time with either the boys or girls basketball teams at Davis High School.

That’s all about to change this season.

Brown will be at the helm of the Lady Wolves squad this coming season, as he will only have to coach one team in 2019-2020, something he said he is looking forward to considerably. 

“Regardless of which team I was practicing with first last year, I always felt like I left them too early and that we didn’t get to finish things before I had to go to another practice,” Brown said. 

“I’ll miss coaching the boys team for sure, but it will be a relief for me only having to worry about one team next season.”

Helping the transition for Brown will be the knowledge of knowing he has several returning players coming back next season, including leading scorer Jolee Grinstead.

Last season, Grinstead averaged 13 points per game, and was a member of the All-Ardmoreite Girls Basketball team, as well as an All-Conference selection.

“We are relying on our returning players a lot,” Brown said. “There were two freshman, three sophomores and two juniors who got a lot of playing time last year. They’ve all come along really well though throughout the year thanks to our weight program.”

“We’re hoping the experience factor also pays off for us,” Brown added. 

“Having Jolee back will help along with Jordan Brown, who is our returning point guard. We’ve also got Grace Murphy and Hailey Collins coming back as well. We’ve got a good group and I’m very excited about beginning to work with them in the fall.” 

Last season the Lady Wolves finished 13-12 overall, after being eliminated in the Regional Consolation Quarterfinals against the Dickson Lady Comets. 

The 13 wins was a huge leap forward from the 2017-18 season, when the Lady Wolves finished with just six wins. 

Davis will be looking to return to the area tournament for the first time since 2015-16 this season.

The Lady Wolves finished 21-4 during their stellar run to area during that campaign. 

This summer has seen the Lady Wolves travel to Amber-Pocasset, and Kingston for their team camps, while next week will finish out the summer for Davis as the Lady Wolves will travel to Ada for their final team camp of the summer. 

“Our biggest thing has been getting these girls as much experience as possible,” Brown said. “Getting to play competitive teams during the summer is the biggest benefit for us. You can build a lot of character in the summer, which is something you can’t buy during the season. We’re having to fight through tough situations and conditions, which is always good for any team to go through.”