Davenport will return for a second season as head coach for FC Cleburne after a successful year. He is the first and only head coach in FC Cleburne franchise history to be hired for the job.
Davenport is now in his eighth year as the head coach of the Hill College men’s and women’s soccer programs. Since joining the Hill College Soccer program, Davenport has achieved numerous program firsts and school records such as the following: 7 combined Region V titles, 2 District titles, and 3 consecutive trips to the NJCAA National Championship tournament.
Davenport was named Men’s Plains District Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2015 and Region 5 Coach of the Year in 2016. He was also nominated for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s 30 under 30 program. Davenport has also achieved 100-plus wins during his time at Hill College, including wins over No. 2 Illinois Central (2014) and No. 4 Pima (2015) at the National Championship Tournament.
Also since joining the soccer program, Davenport has been able to successfully move on men and women to all levels on collegiate soccer including NCAA D1, D2, D3, NAIA D1 to continue their college educations and more than half of them have received soccer scholarships to play at their respected colleges.
Davenport’s collegiate coaching experience began at Texas Christian University where he served as director of operations for the women’s soccer team 2008-10. In 2011, he was named assistant coach at TCU before taking the job at Hill College. He was able to learn under Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year Dan Abdalla and also now current head coach, Mark Plakorus, of the University of Montana.
Originally from Irving, Texas, Davenport attended Texas A&M-Commerce University where he was on the football team for a year before becoming a volunteer assistant with the women’s soccer program. He received his bachelor’s degree in Sports Administration and later received his master’s degree in Education Administration from TCU. Along the way, he also coached at Nolan Catholic High School helping the boy’s team begin their run at multiple state titles under head coach Adam Clementson.