December 27, 2006

Champion Cherokee coach

Davis proud of his heritage

UNC football coach embraces Cherokee ancestryNot a lot of people were surprised when Butch Davis was hired as the football coach at North Carolina.

But very few knew that Davis is part Cherokee Indian and that he and his son are on the tribal roll of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Davis, who won a national championship as coach at Miami and a Super Bowl ring as an assistant coach with the Dallas Cowboys, was the frontrunner for the Tar Heels job as soon as John Bunting was fired earlier this year.

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