BELLARMINE BASKETBALL | Davenport, BU Agree to Extension

07/05/2017 01:43 PM

Bellarmine men’s basketball head coach Scott Davenport has reached a contract extension with the school that “essentially assures his position at Bellarmine until his retirement.”

“Coach Davenport’s record speaks for itself,” said BU Director of Athletics Scott Wiegandt. “Recognizing that type of success with a long-term contract is not only the right thing to do, it signals to recruits and parents that we are committed to a high level of excellence, and that they can rely on that commitment for years to come.”

Davenport has been the head coach of the men’s basketball program since April 29, 2005. He has led the Knights to the NCAA Tournament ever year the last nine seasons, which and four appearances in the “Final Four” and winning the 2011 Division II National Championship.

Davenport is 287-93 overall during his time at Bellarmine.

“Bellarmine is a very special place to coach every single day,” said Davenport. “In my opinion the individuals who make up the Bellarmine community and the support we receive is a key factor in our success on and off the floor. The most important element in our success is our players are outstanding on the court and the lead the way in our recruiting efforts. Talented prospects/students want to play with other talented players/individuals. Just as I tell our players every single day, this is the greatest time your life. I truly believe this applies to me as well!”

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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