Sellersburg Celebrates! Luncheon to feature Scott Davenport as guest speaker Print

The Sellersburg Celebrates! Luncheon will be held on Friday, August 26 at Rock Creek Gymnasium located at 11515 Highway 31.
The meet and greet will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the luncheon beginning at 12 noon. The luncheon will be catered by KFC. Admission to the luncheon is $20. Tickets are available at Ray’s Lawn and Garden, Rock Creek Community Academy, The New Washington State Bank and Jackson Physical Therapy and Associates.
The special guest speaker will be Scott Davenport, coach of the National Champion Bellarmine Knights. Davenport was named the 2011 Schelde North American/ Division II Bulletin Coach of the Year.
On April 29, 2005 Davenport became the 11th coach in Bellarmine’s history, and he is well on his way to becoming one of the most successful. Entering his sixth season as head coach, Davenport has taken a program that had finished last in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and transformed it into a national power, winning the 2011 Division II National Championship.  As a result Bellarmine head coach Davenport was named the 2011 Schelde North America/ Division II Bulletin Coach of the Year.
Davenport brings years of coaching experience to the sidelines as he has coached alongside of Hall of Fame coach Denny Crum and National Championship coaches Rick Pitino and Tubby Smith. Davenport spent nine seasons on Crum and Pitino’s staff at the University of Louisville, going to the Final Four in 2005. He spent one season on Mike Polio’s staff at Virginia Commonwealth, where Smith was also an assistant.
Before heading to the University of Louisville, Davenport spent 10 seasons as the head boy’s coach at Ballard High School where he won a state championship in 1988 and coached two future NBA players in DeJuan Wheat and Allan Houston.
A Louisville native, Davenport and his wife Sharon have two sons, Russ and Doug, who are both Bellarmine graduates. Russ lives and works in Louisville, and Doug, who played four years at Bellarmine, is now a graduate assistant coach on Chris Mack’s staff at Xavier University.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2011 08:38