Steve Davis isn't sure yet if he's going to be out of the head coaching game for good. But he is taking the 2016 season off for now.
Davis, 46, has guided Plantation High's football program since 2005 and said he told school administration last week he would be stepping down with plans to take a year off.
The Colonels were 8-3 this season and have been to the playoffs six of their 11 years under Davis — who won a state title at Blanche Ely in 2002.
Davis said he will continue to teach at Plantation and remain involved in athletics.
“I'm going to work on my golf game a little bit now,” said Davis, who has a career 121-64 record.
“I've been coaching since I left college in 1994. Like I told the guys, I'm not sure if I'm going to retire for good. I'm just going to take some time off for now. It was nothing with the school. I have a great principal and we have great kids there."
Davis becomes the second coach in Broward County with a state championship under his belt to step down in the past month. American Heritage's Mike Rumph, who won two state titles, joined Mark Richt's coaching staff at the University of Miami.
There are four active head coaches left in the county who have won state titles: Archbishop McCarthy's Byron Walker, Cypress Bay's Mark Guandolo, Flanagan's Devin Bush and St. Thomas Aquinas' Roger Harriott.
BOYS’ DISTRICT SOCCER
▪ 15-4A championship — South Broward 4, St. Thomas Aquinas 3: Rubens Michel scored the game-winning goal with three minutes remaining. Sofien Mebrek scored twice and Juan Bolivar scored once for the Bulldogs (13-0-3).
▪ 15-3A championship — American Heritage 2, Hallandale 1: Landon Lupo and John Mongston each scored for the Patriots (16-2-5).
▪ 16-1A championship — Palmer Trinity 3, Archbishop Carroll 1: Henry Fernandez, Andrew Watson, Nicolas Montana goal each.
▪ 12-5A championship — Boca Raton 1, Stoneman Douglas 0
▪ Archbishop Curley 59, Imater 40
IM: Fernandez 3, Cerrato 5, Smith 3, Borroto 2, Aravs 2, Patton 2, Esquvel 7, Benitez 14, Martinez 2. Cur (16-8): Deshonnes 1, Anilus 19, Morriset 8, Fields 18, Acosta 3, Senag 2, Augustin 2, Alphonso 5, Hernandez 2. Half: Cur 27-19. 3-pointers: Anilus 3, Acosta, Fernandez, Cerrato, Smith, Esquvel. Reb: Morriset 7. Ast: Anilus 7. Stl: Fields 3.
▪ Other score:Westwood Christian 78, SLAM 55
GMAC quarterfinals at Hialeah-Miami Lakes: Central vs. Coral Reef, 6; HML vs. South Miami, 7:30; At Miami High: Coral Gables vs. Norland, 6; Miami Springs vs. Miami High, 7:30
GIRLS’ REGIONAL SOCCER
4-5A semifinal at Columbus: Palmetto vs. Lourdes, 8
3-5A semifinal: West Broward at Cypress Bay, 7
4-4A semifinal: Archbishop McCarthy at St. Thomas Aquinas, 6
4-3A semifinal: Pines Charter at American Heritage, 7
4-2A semifinal: Gulliver at Ransom Everglades, 7
4-2A semifinal: Cardinal Gibbons at Pine Crest, 7
4-1A semifinal: Miami Country Day at Westminster Academy, 7
4-1A semifinal: Palmer Trinity at Marathon, 7
GIRLS’ DISTRICT BASKETBALL
11-8A quarterfinals at Deerfield Beach: Coral Springs vs. Taravella, 6; Coral Glades vs. Monarch, 8
12-8A semifinals at Piper: South Plantation vs. Piper, 6; Western vs. Cypress Bay, 7:30
13-8A semifinals at Flanagan: Miramar vs. Everglades, 4; West Broward vs. Flanagan, 6
14-8A semifinals at Dr. Krop: Hialeah vs. North Miami, 6; Miami Beach vs. Miami High, 7:30
16-8A semifinals at Coral Reef: Varela vs. Southridge, 5; South Dade vs. Coral Reef, 7
14-7A semifinals at Blanche Ely: Plantation vs. Blanche Ely, 6; Fort Lauderdale vs. St. Thomas Aquinas, 7:30
16-7A semifinals at Mourning: Reagan vs. Westland Hialeah, 5; Mourning vs. Mater Academy, 7
15-6A semifinals at Norland: Central vs. Northwestern, 6; Norland vs. NMB, 7:30
14-4A at Cardinal Gibbons: University School vs. Chaminade-Madonna, 7
15-4A semifinals at Monsignor Pace: Edison vs. Booker T. Washington, 4; La Salle vs. Monsignor Pace, 6
16-4A quarterfinals at Gulliver: Ransom Everglades vs. Keys Gate, 5; Key West vs. Westminster Christian, 7
12-3A semifinals at Westminster Academy: Sagemont vs. Highlands Christian, 5:30; Coral Springs Christian-Somerset Prep winner vs. Westminster Academy, 7
15-2A semifinal at Hebrew Academy: Divine Savior vs. Hebrew Academy, 7
GMAC semifinals at South Miami: Miami High-Miami Springs winner vs. Norland-Coral Gables winner, 6; South Miami-HML winner vs. Coral Reef-Central winner, 7:30
BCAA Big 8 quarterfinals at Fort Lauderdale: Nova vs. Cypress Bay, 6:30; Dillard vs. Douglas, 8
Last week’s best Miami-Dade performances
TEAM OF THE WEEK
The Miami High girls’ basketball team secured its fourth consecutive GMAC championship with a 48-45 win over rival Ferguson in the final. Andrisia Sweeting scored 15 points against Ferguson and 18 points in a semifinal win over South Miami.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Chris Mejia, Mater Academy, boys’ basketball: Mejia hit four three-pointers and finished with 20 points as the Lions beat four-time defending state champion Norland 60-56 at the RMF Magazine/Florida Prospects Respect Series.
Marcus Montalvo, Palmer Trinity, boys’ basketball: Montalvo had 22 points and 11 rebounds against Miami Community Charter, marking the fifth time in a row he has scored 20 or more points in a Palmer victory.
Mikayla Thomas, Gulliver, girls’ basketball: Thomas had 27 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Raiders to a 58-25 win over Doral Academy.
Channise Lewis, Miami Country Day, girls’ basketball: Lewis had 17 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals to lead the Spartans to a 66-52 win over Montverde Academy.
Frankie de la Camara, Belen, boys’ soccer: De la Camara scored a combined six goals to lead the Wolverines to wins over Mater Academy and Reagan that secured the District 16-4A championship.
Kevin Caballero, Jackson, boys’ soccer: Caballero had both goals in the Generals’ 2-0 win over Mourning that secured the District 16-3A title.
Sofia Rivas, Palmer Trinity, girls’ soccer: Rivas scored all five goals in a 5-1 victory for the Falcons over Archimedean in a Region 4-1A quarterfinal.
Catherine Kolski, Ransom Everglades, girls’ soccer: Kolski scored the winning penalty-kick for a 4-3 win over Carrollton in the shootout round of the Region 4-2A quarterfinals.
Andre C. Fernandez
Last week’s best Broward performances
TEAM OF THE WEEK
Tournament MVP Shante Walker had a game-high 14 points and Alexis McClain added 11 points to help the South Broward girls’ basketball team pull away to beat Nova 49-29 for the BCAA Big 8 title.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Diana Florencio, Pine Crest, girls’ weightlifting: The sophomore won the 119-pound weight class at the Region 8-1A championships.
Nick Eubanks, American Heritage, boys’ basksetball: Eubanks had a game-high 17 points and 10 rebounds to help the Patriots hold off Coconut Creek 69-67.
Alysa Vazquez, Cardinal Gibbons, girls’ soccer: Vasquez had two goals to lead the Chiefs (15-2-2) over Delray American Heritage 4-1 in the Region 4-2A quarterfinals.
Dylan Graziani, Everglades, boys’ basketball: Graziani had a game-high 18 points to lead the Gators over Western 45-38.
Amanda Perez, Archbishop McCarthy, girls’ soccer: Perez had three goals to lead the Mavericks (18-3-1) over Terra Institute 5-1 in the Region 4-4A quarterfinals.
Amber Bender, Calvary Christian, girls’ basketball: Bender had a game-high 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Eagles over rival Westminster Academy 50-39.
Darius Allen and Leandre Allende, Chaminade, boys’ basketball: Allen and Allende tied for a team-high 17 points to lead the Lions over Westminster Academy 69-64 in the RMF Magazine/Florida Prospects “Respect Series” Tournament.
John Harris, Highlands Christian, boys’ soccer: Harris had nine saves for his seventh shutout as the Knights beat Donna Klein 3-0 for the District 12-1A title.
The Miami Herald’s South Florida Top 10 rankings
1. Mater Academy (19-3)
2. Norland (18-4)
3. Central (17-4)
4. Dillard (18-5)
5. Sagemont (16-5)
6. Arch. Carroll (21-3)
7. Miami Christian (16-5)
8. West. Academy (15-6)
9. South Miami (16-6)
10. Zion Lutheran (16-5)
Under consideration: Miami High (12-7), Coral Gables (17-5), Pines Charter (14-6), McArthur (15-8), Boyd Anderson (15-8), Nova (18-3), Belen (18-4), Chaminade-Madonna (15-8).
1. Country Day (19-6)
2. Miami High (22-3)
3. Ferguson (18-7)
4. South Broward (20-6)
5. Dillard (16-5)
6. Flanagan (19-4)
7. Lourdes (18-6)
8. Gulliver (22-3)
9. Amer. Heritage (20-5)
10. Northeast (14-7)
Under consideration: Blanche Ely (16-4), South Miami (17-7), Norland (13-9), Nova (15-9), Fort Lauderdale (14-8), Doral (20-5), Deerfield Beach (20-5).
NOTE: Records through Saturday’s games.