Davenport and Pride Look to Defend Cowles Cup Next Weekend

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Story by Chad Haynie, UNG Athletic Communications 8/7/2015- DAHLONEGA | As students arrive back to campus to prepare for the start of another academic year, University of North Georgia softball coach Mike Davenport is wrapping up his summer with his other team, the USSSA Pride of the National Pro Fastpitch league. Just a day after returning to Dahlonega from Oklahoma City after leading North Georgia to its first-ever national championship, Davenport packed his bags and headed down to Orlando, Florida to oversee the end of camp for his 2015 Pride squad and prepare the team for the … [Read more...]

Mike Davenport Returns to Peoria, Illinois as Professional Coach

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Kissimmee, FL - For National Pro Fastpitch’s (NPF) USSSA Pride, it’s a trip to Peoria, Illinois to play softball, but for head coach Mike Davenport, it’s a trip back home. “…For me to go home and to be able to take a professional team back to Peoria, IL - it means a lot to me…it’s where my coaching profession started.” Davenport, a native of central Illinois, played basketball and baseball at Peoria’s Richwoods High School before graduating from Guthrie High School in Guthrie, Oklahoma. “The city of Peoria, IL has been a big part of my life. It’s where I grew up and where I got my start … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Announce Mike Davenport as Head Coach

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Kissimmee, FL-March 25, 2015-The USSSA Florida Pride have named Mike Davenport as head coach for the 2015 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season. Davenport, who is currently the head coach at the University of North Georgia (UNG), was an assistant coach on the Pride’s 2014 NPF championship team. He helped lead the team to a 36-16 overall record and their third Cowles Cup Championship. “I am extremely honored and humbled to help lead this group of women and to remain a part of the USSSA Pride organization,” state Davenport.  “I am excited to have the opportunity once again to work with some of … [Read more...]

USSSA Florida Pride Name Mike Davenport as Assistant Coach for 2014 Season

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Kissimmee, FL- January 24, 2014-The USSSA Florida Pride is excited to announce the appointment of the University of North Georgia Fastpitch Softball Coach, Mike Davenport to the staff as the Assistant Coach for the 2014 season. Mike Davenport is a native of DuQuoin, Illinois and graduate of the University of Florida. Now in his 14th season as head coach of the University of North Georgia softball program and is in his 17th year with the school athletic department. Davenport began his career at North Georgia with the women’s basketball team in 1996 as Assistant Coach and served in that role … [Read more...]