The second game garnered national attention and brought ESPN’s “Scholastic Sports America” show to town to cover it. Former NFL players, Bellarmine basketball coach back JCPS property tax increase With fall sports postponed due to the pandemic, men’s basketball delivered the school’s first DI conference win in any sport. The official Men's Basketball page for the Bellarmine University Knights Check out all the notables at the link above. The Knights unveiled a non-conference slate that includes trips to UCLA, Duke, … After Ballard won, Davenport cajoled Fowler into joining the victory party at Gerstle’s Tavern, and convinced the owner to keep the place open all night. It's not every day that your milestones go viral because of your biggest fan. This will be his 31 season of coaching high school basketball. They’re led by sophomore guard Rob Perry, who is averaging 14.4 points per game, but also have three other players with double digit scoring averages so far. The journey of a coaching lifetime was about to begin. Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Latest: Jeff Neubauer is out at Fordham, effective immediately Mark Montgomery fired after nine and a half seasons at Northern Illinois Hall of Famer Paul … Bellarmine head coach Scott Davenport watched his team warm up from the stands as they prepared to take on UT-Chattanooga in Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. on Dec. 9, 2020. sdavenport@bellarmine.edu. Matt Stone/Courier Journal-Imagn Content Services, LLC. Alumni and former students have gone on to prominent careers in government, law, business, science, medicine, education, sports, and entertainment. Bellarmine men's head basketball coach Scotty Davenport (Source: WAVE 3 News) By Kent Taylor | August 18, 2020 at 10:39 PM EDT - Updated August 18 at 10:39 PM . Bellarmine was 20-8 in the team's final season in DII; they've had 12 seasons of at least 20 wins under Davenport, now in his 16th season with the team. Early history. At least according to Twitter, Tom Brady is a cry baby who doesn't know how to use a wrench. Louisville Women's Basketball vs. Bellarmine Rescheduled. I can tell if they’ve been used.”. Bellarmine University’s transition to NCAA Division I Athletics has been what head men’s basketball coach Scott Davenport calls the “greatest busy I’ve ever had in my life.”. “They just did something that will never ever be taken away. When Bellarmine opened, Davenport jumped at the chance to be a college head coach in his hometown. Head coach: Team: Bellarmine: Conference: Atlantic Sun Conference: Biographical details; Born: 1957/1958 Louisville, Kentucky: Alma mater: Louisville: Coaching career (HC unless noted) 1984–85: Louisville (grad assistant) 1985–86: VCU (assistant) 1986–96: Ballard HS: 1996–2005 : Louisville (assistant) 2005–present: Bellarmine: Head coaching record; Overall: 344–101 … Notre Dame basketball coach Mike Brey spoke following the 81-70 win over Bellarmine on Wednesday afternoon. Bellarmine University: … “They had written on the board ‘validated.’”. Bellarmine leads the series 5-1. Coach Bio Coach Schneider, in his 30th year at Bellarmine, has led Bellarmine to a CCS record 14 championships, 6 league championships, and 20 NorCal bids. And the ball rack, I set it right by the office door for a reason. The coach doesn’t just wear his emotions on his sleeve; he wears them on his trousers, his collar, his forehead … everywhere. Bellarmine basketball head coach Scott Davenport is in his 16th season and has an overall record of 366-112 after a Friday night win against Transylvania. Posted Fri, Dec 29 2017. WASHINGTON, D.C. (WAVE) - In just their second game in Division One, the Bellarmine University men’s basketball team notched its first-ever Division I victory, as four Knights scored in double figures Sunday night in an 84-63 … Sitting in Section 208 on July 1, Davenport had one more reason to be emotional. The Knights will play the Hatters on Friday at Freedom Hall at 7 p.m. before turning around for a 5 p.m. game on Saturday. (They opted not to fly to minimize contact with the outside world and keep their team healthy.) “The back door [to the gym],” Davenport says, “if you yank it hard enough, sometimes it opens. Coach Salazar enters his 24 year as the Varsity Head Coach at Bellarmine. A couple shirts were squeezed in. “You learn from every step of the journey, but you have to apply it so fast, you don’t get to appreciate it.”. She was raised in Tacoma and was a 12-letter athlete at Bellarmine, leading the Lions girls soccer team to a state championship (2001) and successful state competitions in both basketball and track. The school is new to Division I, but Davenport is not—he was an assistant to Hall of Famers Denny Crum and Rick Pitino at Louisville before getting the Bellarmine head-coaching job in 2005. They are going to start playing their home games at Freedom Hall this season. In the 1988 rematch, Ballard withstood a 51-point barrage from Farmer to gain revenge. Knights coach Scott Davenport expects a tough one. But it isn’t just a new league. The Bellarmine Knights men's basketball team represents Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. This is the 44th season at basketball's highest level. Coach Salazar enters his 24 year as the Varsity Head Coach at Bellarmine. The Knights (1-2) and Blue Raiders (2-2) were scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Freedom Hall. By Kent Taylor | January 29, 2021 at 11:42 PM EST - Updated January 29 at 11:42 PM (WAVE) - Bellarmine extended it’s winning streak to five games with an 84-67 win at Kennesaw State on Friday night. She was raised in Tacoma and was a 12-letter athlete at Bellarmine, leading the Lions girls soccer team to a state championship (2001) and successful state competitions in both basketball and track. They say the ornaments don’t fall far from the Christmas tree (or something like that), and that sentiment rings true for coaching and the Davenport family. “You think they’d like to be you? (WAVE) - Bellarmine jumped out to a 14-4 lead and never looked back as the Knights picked up their first win in the Atlantic Sun Conference 74-60 at Florida Gulf Coast. Freedom Hall. They feel it’s not their job to fret over something they can’t control. There's another Tom Brady at Michigan and he's not rooting for the quarterback in the Super Bowl. Davenport is going into his 16th season as the head coach of the Bellarmine men’s basketball team and has a chance to extend his streak of consecutive 20-win seasons, which currently sits at 12. “It can.”. As with most Pitino staffers, there was always a chance for upward mobility. Other major personnel are: Head Coach Scott Davenport; Assistant Coach Doug Davenport; Volunteer Assistant Coach Al Davis; Volunteer Assistant Coach Austin Galloway ; For anybody who is thinking about being a member of Bellarmine University Men's Basketball program they … Then the Knights practiced Thursday morning in their own gym before embarking on the eight-hour bus ride to Durham. Given the basketball program’s prowess, the school gradually started envisioning the entire athletic program joining the big-time. Join Bellarmine men's basketball head coach Scotty Davenport and WAVE 3 Sports Director Kent Taylor as they talk college hoops and more. View Pro Photos. “Like coach said when we played Duke, nothing in the world we can do to have that in practice,” said Thelen. To Bellarmine’s elation, the schedule held. Knights / Scarlet & Silver. © 2021 ABG-SI LLC. Their head coach, Scott Davenport, is a graduate at Louisville and was an assistant coach under both Denny Crum and Rick Pitino there. All Rights Reserved. The Hatters also boast two lengthy rim protectors in sophomore forward/center Mahamadou Diawara and freshman big man Gabriel Wuor. It was a … All the coaches bring extensive high school, college, and AAU experience, forming what we … But that job came with one condition: Davenport had to lose weight. In addition to their commitment to the school’s Jesuit values, the Bellarmine Basketball staff offers tremendous experience.” Coach Bio. Bellarmine University's men's basketball team prepares for its first season of Division I basketball. By Kent Taylor | December 18, 2020 at 11:05 PM EST - Updated December 18 at 11:05 PM . Former NFL players, Bellarmine basketball coach back JCPS property tax increase I’m bias but my ex assistant Scotty Davenport is an absolutely terrific coach! “You feel lucky now? Bellarmine was a power in Division 2. Founded / Enrollment. They give us something to be excited about! The players dispersed to play pickup, while Davenport went into his office. The Knights compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference and are currently transitioning to NCAA Division I. Coach: Mike Motil Update: The Lancers placed second to Bellarmine in the WCAL and earned the No. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Bellarmine basketball coach Scott Davenport woke up on a sunny, clear, 60-degree Friday morning in Fort Meyers, Florida, ran 6 … Home Court. When he got to the office, Davenport wrote a thank you note to Mike Krzyzewski for scheduling the game, hoping to hand-deliver it Friday. They … 15 Saint Francis 4. North Carolina coach Roy Williams has declared himself the corniest man in college basketball, but he better make room for the new guy. Bellarmine, a small Catholic school in Louisville coached by former Rick Pitino assistant Scotty Davenport, is ready for its baptism as a Division I basketball program. So, what do the Knights get for earning their sense of validation? Beginning in 1989 as a student, Rodriguez returned to Bellarmine as a member of the Admissions Department and coaching in both the basketball … Bellarmine College from Louisville in their first year of Div 1 basketball is making it happen. Then Davenport herded all the players into Section 208 for a quick talk. Know that the cut your making may get another teammate open, that the charge you take gives the team another possession. The answer, according to Knights coach Scott Davenport, rests with team defense. Abby Owings, a former three-time Division III All-American, has joined the Bellarmine University women’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant, Coach Chancellor Dugan announced Tuesday. Head Coach, Women's Basketball 502-272-8382 502-272-8382: cdugan@bellarmine.edu: Shannon Litton: Assistant Coach, Women's Basketball 502-272-8034 502-272-8034: slitton@bellarmine.edu: Crystal Kelly: Assistant Coach, Women's Basketball 502-272-8034 502-272-8034: ckelly@bellarmine.edu: Abby Owings If the baptism is Friday, conception came in June 2019. Head Coach, Men's Basketball. They are currently led by head coach Scott Davenport … Bellarmine had a 40-12 advantage on points in the paint. A son of Louisville’s gritty South End has risen, and brought a basketball program with him. He did it in 1988 at Ballard High. It was a challenge to his team to go back out and prove Friday’s win was no fluke by doing it again on Saturday. The first job was as a graduate assistant to Crum, then as an assistant coach for one season at Virginia Commonwealth, then back home as the head coach at Ballard High School. “This year it’s UCLA.”. The Kentucky native first gained … Coach Schneider, in his 30th year at Bellarmine, has led Bellarmine to a CCS record 14 championships, 6 league championships, and 20 NorCal bids. Bellarmine men’s basketball … (Davenport received a congratulatory call then from Pitino, who touted him for the Bellarmine job.) By Kendrick Haskins | December 6, 2020 at 11:08 PM EST - Updated December 6 at 11:08 PM . The 2020–21 Bellarmine Knights men's basketball team will represent Bellarmine University … It was a relief for the Knights to finally pick up their first pair of conference wins last Saturday, validating their move to Division I and the Atlantic Sun Conference after an up-and-down start to their season. Nobody in the history of this place is going to do what you get to do.”. “We made great decisions,” said Davenport. Bellarmine is one of four 2020 additions to D-I, alongside Tarleton State, UC San Diego and Dixie State. “Oh!” He shoots back. On the win: "I told our guys when we scheduled them after we lost Syracuse - this will be just as hard of a game as playing against Syracuse in the Carrier Dome, maybe harder because of the grinding offensive possessions they throw at you. 1950 / 3,293. That quickly channeled him into coaching after college. The NCAA will use five sites for the opening round, including the University of Texas, which is 80 miles from San Antonio, as a venue. After a loss at Louisville dropped Kentucky’s record to 1-6, John Calipari lamented the … Next stop is the first stop in a newborn Division I basketball program’s slightly miraculous journey: Cameron Indoor Stadium. Director of Athletics. The Hatters are also shooting 37.4% from 3-point range in conference games, the second highest percentage in the ASUN. The wins piled up, and Bellarmine found its niche in a basketball-mad city preoccupied by rival powers Kentucky and Louisville. That swells the ranks to 357. An intriguing feature of Bellarmine's ASUN debut is the coaching matchup that pits Lipscomb's Lennie Acuff against the Knights' Scott Davenport. Coach Mike Rodriguez Steps Down as Bellarmine Baseball Varsity Head Coach After 12 Years at the Helm. The key to defending the Hatters will be in breaking up their rhythm, which the Knights intend to do by stacking the “K”s this weekend. All the coaches bring extensive high school, college, and AAU experience, forming what we believe to … Coach Motil has won a ton of games here, including going 30-3 in 2009 and 30-4 in 2010 and 25-3 in 2015. He’s kept the weight off ever since. Assistant Coach. The Assistant Coach of the Bellarmine University Men's Basketball program is Beau Braden. Coach Kim (Butler) West B'01 has come full circle as she embarks on the head coaching job at Bellarmine. “They just called me back to the locker room,” he said last Saturday. “Think of all the hours—around the clock sometimes, literally. Scott Davenport. It’s Wednesday afternoon and the Bellarmine men’s basketball team is in the locker room watching movies, but it’s not a time for entertainment. Seventh 5-0 start in school history and first since 1987-88. Last Friday, Bellarmine (5-5, 2-2) coach Scott Davenport wrote one word on the board following the Knights’ 74-60 win over Florida Gulf Coast: validate. The Knights were Switzerland. “Think of all the years in that gym,” Davenport says, cocking his head toward Knights Hall a few feet away. Scott Davenport. The Knights also aren’t going into the weekend worried about their size compared to the Hatters. The basketball program has been coached by 11 different men and is currently headed by Louisville native Scott Davenport. His father, Lawrence, died of a heart attack on Halloween when Scotty was 9 years old. Louisville, KY 40205. Head Coach. Where the Bellarmine University Knights are going now is Cameron Indoor Stadium. And think of where we’re going now.”, Davenport paused, blue eyes sparkling above his maroon mask. Scott Davenport is the head men's basketball coach for the Bellarmine Knights of the Great Lakes Valley. Abby Owings, a former three-time Division III All-American, has joined the Bellarmine University women’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant, Coach Chancellor Dugan announced Tuesday. Coach: Paul Hayes Upcoming: at Nevada Union (Grass Valley), at Del Oro (Loomis) 3. We will be watching and cheering. Head men's basketball coach Scotty Davenport . LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The Middle Tennessee-Bellarmine men’s basketball game has been postponed. More: Bellarmine basketball's Ethan Claycomb named Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week, “It’s been a ‘next game’ mentality,” said Davenport. As recently as Wednesday morning, Davenport was still hoping the game against Duke was on for Friday, with a second game in Cameron Sunday against Howard. This will be his 31 season of coaching high school basketball. The Bisons only win came February 5, 1977 in a 79-69 victory. “What about those Cincinnati soccer players?” he asks, referencing a program that had just been eliminated. Phone. Davenport built the thing, and July 1 was the emotional payoff. Davenport believes continuing to play like that is the key to the Knights re-validating themselves this weekend. One of the Cardinals' many postponed 2020-21 games this season is now back on the schedule. 502-272-8383. Davenport will enter his 16th season at Bellarmine in 2020-21. Bellarmine is fourth at No.246. That is the only way we can play.”, Also: Three things we learned from Bellarmine's 80-63 win against Florida Gulf Coast. "Whatever is good for our league will be good for Bellarmine," Bellarmine men's basketball coach Scott Davenport said. Bellarmine basketball head coach Scott Davenport is in his 16th season and has an overall record of 366-112 after a Friday night win against Transylvania. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Scott Davenport was already the winningest coach in Bellarmine basketball history but he now has something that none of his predecessors could: a win at the Division I level. A chance to turn around and do it again in this weekend’s back-to-back against Stetson University (4-6, 2-2). Officially, the Bellarmine men's basketball program has said that "unforeseen circumstances" have necessitated a pause in its program that will … The Bruins, led by sophomore and future NBA star Allan Houston, lost the 1987 title in overtime to Clay County, a rural school from deep in Appalachia led by future Kentucky guard Richie Farmer. Msgr. He was previously an asst at Louisville and VCU. “If a guy like me can get right here, right now,” he says, “anyone can.”. Scott Davenport became the 11th coach in Bellarmine University men's basketball history on April 29, 2005. Bellarmine men's basketball head coach Scott Davenport watches a recent practice. The Bellarmine Knights men's basketball team represents Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, United States.The Knights compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference (ASUN) and are currently transitioning to NCAA Division I.The team competed in the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) from the conference's founding in 1972 through the 2019–20 season. Bellarmine College from Louisville in their first year of Div 1 basketball is making it happen. The Knights got off to a hot start against Howard and used it to win convincingly, 84-63. “And they played with total purpose for each other. Bellarmine head coach Scotty Davenport . “Everyone in this town can argue every day about red and blue, and one side hating the other,” Davenport says. Bellarmine men's basketball head coach Scott Davenport smiles while talking with his team during a recent practice. In his first two seasons, Ballard was part of two epic state championship games. Join Bellarmine men's basketball head coach Scotty Davenport and WAVE 3 Sports Director Kent Taylor as they talk college hoops and more. Pitino’s famous preoccupation with his players’ conditioning didn’t stop when it came to his staff. “Your next game is going to be your most important game of the year. The last matchup came December 16, 2000 (93-78, BU). Scott Davenport (16th) Bellarmine Record 365-111 Overall Record 365-111. Davenport lived at 1508 Central Avenue, just a few blocks from Churchill Downs, in Louisville’s gritty South End. They just won the first … In 2011, Bellarmine won the D-II national championship, then made three subsequent Final Fours. Los Angeles reportedly has signed Bauer to a three-year, $102 million contract, with out-outs after the first two seasons. That’s when the small Catholic college in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville was announced as a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. The guy whose ring tone on his phone is “One Shining Moment.” The Louisville lifer who will tell stories for hours about growing up here and wanting to make his hometown proud. It’s also a result of the schedule’s pacing since the Knights started the new year. Louisville Women's Basketball vs. Bellarmine Rescheduled . Everything was torn apart and has been pieced back together. A belt went in the side compartment. Bernie has coached for 26 years at Bellarmine, four years at Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, Arizona, and one year at Ferris High School in Spokane. Bellarmine's men's basketball team won the 2011 NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Tournament, the first athletic national championship in school history. Davenport put his connections to work when constructing the team’s original schedule. Owings comes to Bellarmine — which begins Division I play this year — after spending one season as an assistant coach at Shawnee State. What about all the players that came before you here? Duke. History. “These guys left here last spring disappointed they didn’t get to play in the D-II tournament,” Davenport says. 1/1/21 President. Doug … Lacrosse actually paved the way, moving to D-I in 2005. Have a great year!”. Davenport arranged that through Bruins coach Mick Cronin, who also was on Pitino’s staff at Louisville in the early 2000s. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Bellarmine is diving into the deep end when it comes to Division I men’s basketball scheduling. The 62-year-old logged four miles around the Crescent Hill reservoir, puffing clouds of breath into the 27-degree air, as his mind raced. Nickname / Colors. The team competed in the Great Lakes Valley Conference from the conference's founding in 1972 through the 2019–20 season. Even though it was in an empty arena, Belair says her big win “felt like I was in front of thousands of people.”. Scotty Davenport couldn’t get through reading it to his team without tears. He was not blessed with abundant athletic talent, but had an unquenchable love of basketball and played at Iroquois High School. Welcome to the Bellarmine Prep basketball team wall. Professional photographer Samuel Stringer has uploaded a new gallery 'Loyola vs. Bellarmine Prep (Leo LaRocca Sand Dune Classic)' containing 70 images. By early December, when it was time to get on the bus and actually stare Duke in the face, everyone was wearing coats—everyone but Davenport, bustling around the parking lot in a T-shirt that said, “RISE.”. Last Friday, Bellarmine (5-5, 2-2) coach Scott Davenport wrote one word on the board following the Knights’ 74-60 win over Florida Gulf Coast: validate. Davenport Was a Pitino Assistant at Louisville Before Coaching at Bellarmine. Davenport is one of two Bellarmine coaches who have also guided teams to Kentucky's high school championship, both doing so with Louisville schools. 3 STATS TO KNOW +42 from the 3pt line with 51 points to the Knights nine. Within a year, he’d lost 78. After the Knights defeated the Eagles, 80-63, Davenport received a response. Bellarmine basketball snagged its first win as a Division I program with a victory at Howard. As Bellarmine started to make a run near the end of the first half, cutting its deficit to 30-25 with 1:40 to go before the break, Krzyzewski sent in his 7-footer. Title. He set the same hard-work expectation for his players that had guided his life, and told them that meeting expectations might require some extra hours. He and his wife, Sharon, had spent the previous night at Costco buying snacks for the locker room, laying out practice gear, putting new name plates on the lockers. The back-to-backs don’t leave much room for reflection outside of making whatever adjustments are needed between games. Bellarmine Basketball Quick Facts. Conference. Although Scott Davenport’s name has become synonymous with Bellarmine basketball in recent years, the program’s coaching lineage holds a number of names that should be familiar to UK fans. Raised by his mom, Evelyn, who had a sixth-grade education and worked for 43 years as a hair stylist, he rode the city bus to junior high. They were also … “It can be done,” he says. Bellarmine head coach Scott Davenport watched his team warm up from the stands as they prepared to take on UT-Chattanooga in Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. on Dec. 9, 2020. You just gotta go out there and play your hardest.”. Basketball is a physical ordeal, but players must keep their minds sharp to be sharp on the floor. Email. You think things changed in your life in the pandemic? Bellarmine men's head basketball coach Scotty Davenport (Source: WAVE 3 News) By Kent Taylor | August 18, 2020 at 10:39 PM EDT - Updated August 18 at 10:39 PM LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Bellarmine is diving into the deep end when it comes to Division I men’s basketball scheduling. In July, the opener was going to be on different sacred ground in the sport: UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. A trip to Gonzaga also was on the slate. The fresh-faced reporter on the story for ESPN: Chris Fowler, the current face of college football for the network. July 2017; 2017-18 Basketball Season. ASUN. Everything is done to prepare for the next test, so much so that the team doesn’t really get to enjoy wins in its first year at the D-I level. By Kent Taylor | January 29, 2021 at 11:42 PM EST - Updated January 29 at 11:42 PM (WAVE) - Bellarmine extended it’s winning streak to five games with an 84-67 win at Kennesaw State on Friday night. Bellarmine has expressed interest in playing Kentucky, coach Scott Davenport says. I’m bias but my ex assistant Scotty Davenport is an absolutely terrific coach! Location. (15) Heritage (Brentwood), 24-2 Section: North Coast Owings comes to Bellarmine — which begins Division I play this year — after spending one season as an assistant coach at Shawnee State. ... like to thank Coach Dugan and Scott Wiegandt for their willingness to schedule this game with such short notice," head coach … Alfred Horrigan, Bellarmine's first President. Which franchises made a leap and which regressed? “It makes the opposing team get rid of their groove if they’re hot. 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