Davis named Wellesley head football coach

Wellesley High School Athletic Director John Brown announced this afternoon the promotion of Jesse Davis to head football coach, replacing Bill Tracey, who stepped down last January after 10 years at the helm.

Davis has been the Raiders' defensive coordinator, and was a football captain for the Raiders during his senior season of 1998. He went on to a career at Norwich University before serving as a United States Marine. He has also been the Raiders' head wrestling coach for the last four seasons.

"We had many very strong candidates for the position," Brown wrote in an email to the Boston area media. "Jesse's pride, commitment and dedication along with his deep passion for the tradition of Wellesley High School Football is unmatched. We are very excited by the enthusiasm and energy that Jesse will bring to the head coach's position and the Wellesley High School Football Program."

The Raiders went 2-9 this past season, with wins over Milton and Dedham, who themselves went a combined 3-19. Tracey went 61-62 in his 10 years as head coach at Wellesley.