Scotty Davenport Quiz

By Paul Sykes

The University of Louisville basketball team will face Bellarmine in Freedom Hall tonight. The head coach of the Knights, Scotty Davenport, is a former UofL assistant coach and one of the best motivational speakers out there.

His Bellarmine squad is ranked #1 in a couple of preseason Division II polls and plays in the highly competitive Great Lakes Valley Conference. Davenport is the only current head coach that has been an assistant under Denny Crum and Rick Pitino.

The days of Davenport remaining in Division II hoops are probably numbered. With the coaching carousel that exists in Division I ball, it is just a matter of time before Davenport gets the opportunity to take his talents elsewhere. Somewhere on that list of coaching possibilities that Tom Jurich keeps, it would be no surprise if Davenport’s name were written.

See if you can pass this quick Davenport quiz:

1. Where did Davenport get his coaching start?

A) Ky. Country Day
B) Ahrens Trade School
C) Georgetown College
D) Westport High School

2. Which two local legends did Davenport coach?

 A) DeJuan Wheat
B) Darrell Griffith
C) Allan Houston
D) Derek Anderson

3. Which two schools are GLVC opponents for Davenport’s Knights?

A) Northern Kentucky University
B) IUPUI
C) Kentucky Wesleyan
D) Evansville

4. Which former Cardinal basketball player transferred briefly to play for Davenport before returning to Louisville?

 A) Derrick Caracter
B) Beau Zach Smith
C) Perrin Johnson
D) Andre McGee

5. Which team did Davenport coach to the 1988 KHSAA basketball title

A) Iroquois
B) Ballard
C) Male
D) Ky. School for the Deaf

(Answers)
1. B
2. A, C
3. A, C
4. C
5. D…(just kidding, it is B)

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

2 thoughts on “Scotty Davenport Quiz

  • November 6, 2009 at 11:37 am
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    Nice try at starting a rumor, but the great Coach D will be sticking around for at least a while at Bellarmine…

    Scotty loves the city. Bellarmine (and NKU from the same conference) will likely be moving up to D-I sooner rather than later. The Knights’ lacrosse program is already D-I, and the BU teams routinely do well against D-I programs as it is.

    So, if anything, I can definitely see Coach sticking around for the challenge and excitement of leading the Bellarmine Knights into the OVC, Summit League, or some such conference. Go Knights!

  • November 6, 2009 at 6:26 pm
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    I’m pretty sure Paul’s intent was just to note that a lot of Div 1 teams do recruit from the lower ranks. Davenport has a great history in Louisville and it would probably take the ideal job offer to get him away from the city he was born in, raised in and loves.

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