Legendary Sports Figure From Logan Co. Dies At 75

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, Jim Davidson set a new record in the state high jump, a mark that stood for more than 30 years.

Davidson also was a wide receiver for the Wildcat football team. Following graduation in 1964, Davidson enrolled at Concord, but after one year, transferred to Marshall where he was a 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 backcourt running mate, current Marshall head coach Dan D’Antoni.

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

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

Akers-James Funeral home in Aracoma will be in charge of arrangements.



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