ATLANTA – University of North Georgia head softball coach Mike Davenport was inducted into the Georgia Dugout Club Softball Hall of Fame at the GADC Softball Coaches Clinic Awards Ceremony this past weekend.
“Coach Davenport’s induction into the Georgia Dugout Club Softball Coaches Hall of Fame is a well-deserved and long overdue honor,” stated UNG athletic director Lindsay Reeves. “Coach Davenport has built the nation’s premier NCAA Division II softball program here at UNG and he has done it in a first-class manner.”
Davenport currently sports an 860-230 head coaching record, all of which have been at North Georgia. In his 20th year at the helm of the softball program, Davenport has led the Nighthawks to nine Peach Belt regular season and tournament championships, including six straight, as well as 12 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances that includes the 2015 DII National Championship.
Prior to joining the NCAA Division II ranks, Davenport guided North Georgia to four conference championships and NAIA Regional apperances, including a trip to the NAIA Elite Eight in the final year of NAIA membership.
With the ever-changing level of competition and expanded emphasis on softball, the Atlanta Dugout Club became the Metro Atlanta Dugout Club, and today is the Georgia Dugout Club. This organization proudly represents some of the finest college and high school programs in the United States. Because of the intense participation of its membership, the state of Georgia is a hot bed for both collegiate and professional talent.