Terms: 10% Buyer’s Premium. Successful bidders will deposit 10% of the purchase price (including Buyer’s Premium) on sale day in the form of cash, certified check or wire, personal or company check. A real estate contract must be signed. Balance is due in certified funds at closing. CLOSING MUST TAKE PLACE WITHIN 20 DAYS OF SALE. NO EXTENSIONS. Sale day announcements control terms of auction. Acreage and square footage believed to be accurate, but not guaranteed. THIS PROPERTY SOLD IN IT’S “AS IS, WHERE IS WITH ALL FAULTS” CONDITION WITH NO WARRANTIES EITHER IMPLIED OR EXPRESS EXCEPT WARRANTY OF TITLE.
**All square footage and acreage amounts are believed to be accurate but not guaranteed. All information was obtained from appraisals and local courthouse records.**
UT Athletics Fixture, Bob Davis's Home To Be Auctioned
Member of 1951 National Championship Team; Served as Player, Coach, Administrator
Furrow Auction Company is pleased to be selling at auction the West Knoxville home of Bob Davis. Davis was center on Tennessee’s 1951 national championship team and a longtime coach and administrator in the UT athletics department. The auction will be held October 3, at 12:00 Noon.
The Bluefield, W.Va., native was born Jan. 15, 1930. He came to Tennessee in 1948 along with his twin brother, Dick, who was a UT basketball player and later assistant basketball coach at Florida.
While at Beaver High School in Bluefield, Bob Davis played football, basketball and baseball from 1945-47. He was football captain his senior year.
Davis then was part of the Tennessee recruiting class that led to the last great years of the Gen. Robert R. Neyland era. As a member of the UT teams from 1949-51, the Vols won the national championship in 1951 and compiled a mark of 28-4-1. Davis was so adept at snapping the ball in the single-wing system that he was named to an all-time Tennessee team selected by the Knoxville Journal in the 1950s.
Inducted into the U.S. Army after graduation, Davis gained his first coaching experience at Fort Jackson, S.C., where his information officer was another future UT athletics employee, Haywood Harris. Davis’ Golden Arrows team put together an 18-2-2 worksheet in 1953-54. An assistant in 1953, Davis moved up to head coach in 1954.
After his army days, he was named an assistant football coach at Sevier County High School in 1955 and held the head coaching position from 1956-58. The following year, while working toward a master’s degree at UT, Davis became a part-time football assistant to Ray Harmon at Carson-Newman College.
Davis was named to Carson-Newman’s fulltime staff in 1960 and worked as an assistant to Harmon until being named head coach in 1964. His two-year head coaching record with the Eagles was 11-7.
Vols head coach Doug Dickey hired Davis in December 1965 as freshman coach, and for the next 38 years Davis was intertwined in UT Athletics in various rolls. In addition to serving as freshman coach from 1966-68 and 1971-73, Davis coached varsity defensive ends in 1969 and was junior varsity coach in 1970 and from 1974-75.
With UT’s reinstatement of wrestling as a varsity sport, athletics director Bob Woodruff called on Davis to be head wrestling coach and he served in that capacity from 1970-74.<br
Davis was named Administrative Assistant to the Athletics Director in 1976, Assistant AD/Operations in 1986, and held the Associate AD/Facilities position from 1989 until his retirement in June 2003.
Davis was inducted into the Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 and was honored at halftime of the UT-Kentucky game in 2002 with the announcement of his retirement.
Furrow Auction Company will be auctioning off the 2,800 sq. ft. 4 bedroom, 3 bath home in Seven Oaks Subdivision on Saturday, October 3, and 12:00 Noon. Auction will be held at 109 Norfolk Drive, Knoxville. Visit www.furrow.com or call (865) 546-3206 for complete auction details.
From Knoxville, at the intersection of Kingston Pike and Essex Dr. (in front of Home Depot), take Essex Dr. approx. 2/10 mile. Turn left onto Norfolk Dr. and travel approx. 1/10 mile to property on right.