Scott Davenport, an assistant coach for the Cardinals for five seasons, is in his third season as Administrative Assistant to U of L Head Coach Rick Pitino.
Davenport's duties include oncampus recruiting functions, game day activities, some off-the court responsibilities with student-athletes and working closely with Pitino.
Prior to joining the Cardinals' coaching staff, Davenport compiled an impressive 258-69 record (.789 winning percentage) in 10 seasons at Ballard High School, including a 47-3 mark over
district opponents. His 1988 team won the Kentucky State Championship with a 36-3 record and his 1987 squad reached the state finals.
He was one of 12 coaches chosen from across the nation to coach at the Nike All-America Camp in 1991, 1992 and 1993. Forty-one of his 55 seniors at Ballard played collegiate basketball.
Davenport coached former U of L guard DeJuan Wheat, the Cardinals' No. 2 career scorer, at the prep level as well as New York Knicks guard Allan Houston, Kentucky's Mr. Basketball in 1988. He taught learning disabled students at Ballard in addition to his coaching responsibilities.
After earning a degree in psychology from U of L in 1978,
Davenport served as an assistant coach at Ahrens (1978-80) and Ballard (1980-83) High Schools.
He was a graduate assistant coach at U of L for two seasons (1983-85) before spending one year as an assistant at Virginia Commonwealth (1985-86) under head coach Mike Pollio (current Kentucky head coach Tubby Smith was also an assistant on that
staff). He earned a masters in education from U of L in 1985.
Davenport has been associated with the Cardinal Summer Basketball Camps for the past 24 years, serving as director or assistant director 15 years.
A Louisville native, Davenport is married to the former Sharon Smith. They have two sons: Russell and Douglas.