Article updated at 4:50 p.m.
KAYSVILLE – Former boys' basketball coach and athletic director at Davis High School Jay Welk is leaving his position as athletic director at the school.
Welk called the Davis Clipper at approximately 2 p.m. to break the news.
"I'm going to be taking a position at the district level," said Welk. "This is just an opportunity I wanted to take."
Welk will take over as the Healthy Lifestyles Supervisor, which was previously held by John Robison. Coincidentally, this will be the second time Welk has taken over for Robison in a school-related position.
Robison was the former coach at Davis High School when Welk took over approximately 24 years ago. With Robison retiring for the second time, this time from the school district, Welk will step in to take his place once again.
"I guess I've just kind of followed him around his retirements," Welk said jokingly. "But I'm going to enjoy this opportunity just like the opportunity I had at Davis."
Welk's new responsibilities will cover health education, physical education and driver education at the junior high and high school levels, while still being involved in the Davis County area. Robison also lead a new wellness program for district employees called "Davis Moves," which Welk will also be a part of.
"I've been involved with teams my entire career," he said. "I'm excited to become part of an outstanding curriculum team led by Patty Norman and Belinda Kuck."
Welk served as athletic director and boys' basketball coach for the past 24 seasons, racking up 351 wins in his tenure. He's also won a 5A state title, has two second place finishes and numerous appearances in the playoffs.
As Welk prepares to take over Robison's position for a second time, he said he "hopefully can do as well as (Robison) did at the district position."