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

Joshua Rogers April 4, 2022
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Who is Hubert Davis’ wife, Leslie? People are wondering about the University of North Carolina head coach ahead of the Championship game in this year’s NCAA Tournament.

The 2022 NCAA Tournament concludes later tonight with the title game between Kansas and UNC. UNC beat bitter rivals Duke in the Final Four over the weekend while the Jayhawks overcame the Villanova Wildcats.

Ahead of the crucial game, we take a look at Tar Heels coach Hubert Davis and his wife Leslie.

Hubert Davis’ career so far

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.

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, became 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’m proud to lead this team, and I can’t wait for all that comes next.”

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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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.