Who is Hubert Davis' wife, Leslie? Meet the family of new UNC head coach

Leigh McManus April 6, 2021
Who is Hubert Davis’ wife, Leslie? Meet the family of new UNC head coach

Who is Hubert Davis’ wife, Leslie? People are wondering about the new man’s family life after he replaced Roy Williams as head coach of University of North Carolina men’s basketball team on Monday.

Who is Hubert Davis?

Before we look at his family life, we must answer the question, who is Hubert Davis? What age is Hubert Davis, what has his career been like?

Not many in North Carolina will need introducing to the Winston-Salem native after his exploits with the Tar Heels between 1988 and 1992.

He still holds the UNC record for career three-point percentage, at .435.

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After graduation in 1992 he entered the professional game, being drafted to the New York Knicks.

Davis spent four years in New York before moving to Toronto to play for the Raptors. This preceded moves to the Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards and the Detroit Pistons before the shooting guard called it quits after a year with the New Jersey Nets.

He returned to UNC-Chapel Hill as assistant coach in 2012 and by the time Roy Williams announced his resignation on April Fool’s Day, Davis was a firm favourite.

Davis’s NBA career three-point shot percentage ranks him second behind only former Chicago Bulls point guard and current Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.

The 50-year-old, who graduated from the university with a degree in criminal justice in 1992, becomes the first African-American to lead the program at UNC.

“I love this university,” Davis said in a statement. “I played here, I earned my degree here, I fell in love with my wife here, I got married here, I moved here after I retired from the NBA and I have raised my family here. I am proud to lead this team, and I can’t wait for all that comes next.”

Hubert Davis family, who is Hubert Davis’ wife, Leslie? Do they have kids?

So, who is Hubert Davis’ wife, Leslie?

As he said on being appointed boss of the Tar Heels, he met his wife on campus. She graduated a year after he did and they married six years later.

The 49-year-old is a native of South Carolina and her father, Bob Seigle, is a veteran of the US Army, according to Earnthenecklace.com.

Davis and his wife have three children: Elijah, the eldest, Bobbie Grace and Micah.

Elijah also will be playing college basketball for the University of Lynchburg in Virginia this season.

Davis said his mother died just before his junior year in high school and that he was raised by his father Hubert Sr.

“But the word generosity and the picture that comes to my mind is my wife,” Davis said in the interview, which can be seen on YouTube.

“I have never in my life ever, ever, met anyone more generous than her. … I pray that my kids have her heart.”

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Leigh is a 26-year-old journalist from the north of Ireland. He studied International Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University, where he earned a 2:1 grade. He has worked for Mail Online and has experience with the Liverpool Echo, Irish Mirror and SWNS. Leigh is also a huge music fan and has his own show on a community radio station.