Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

SS PODCAST: High school coach Marc Davidson on winning Indiana state title, battling cancer, trusting Jesus

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Marc Davidson is the boys’ high school basketball coach at Blackhawk Christian in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a two-time state championship-winning program in 2019 and 2021. Before coaching, Davidson played basketball in high school under the coaching of his father, Don, a member of the Illinois Basketball Association Hall of Fame.

Marc went on to play college basketball at Illinois under coach Lou Henson, and then transferred to Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. He later played professional basketball in France for more than a decade before retiring in 2006.

In October 2020, Davidson was preparing for the upcoming basketball season when doctors discovered a large tumor on his right kidney. Five days later, the tumor, the kidney and 13 lymph nodes in his stomach were removed. A rare cancer was discovered, for which there currently is no treatment. Regardless, he returned to coaching and led his team to the 2021 Indiana Class 2A state title.

Today on the podcast, we talk to Davidson about the success he’s had as a basketball coach, trusting in God in the midst of a cancer diagnosis, and why his purpose is greater than just winning basketball games.

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