Davenport Named Lincoln Football Coach

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scott davenportLincoln is coming off the best season in school history and new head coach Scott Davenport is looking to build off the recent success.

Davenport was named the new Wolves coach on Monday after spending the past three seasons as linebackers coach at Rogers Heritage.

“Coach (Brad) Harris did a fantastic job along with the rest of his staff,” Davenport said. “The kids are working extremely hard. They finished 11-2 last year and we are just wanting to build off the foundation that has already been laid. I just don’t want to rock the boat.”

Davenport had coaching stops at Vilonia and Heber Springs as well as the War Eagles. Davenport played for the Razorbacks (1999-2004) and book ended his career with bowl wins.

“We checked on people that might be interested and we kind of went down every route that we could go down,” Lincoln athletic director Deon Birkes said of the coaching search. “We looked at a lot of different things and it seemed to be the perfect fit for our community. I think we got a home run hire.”

Davenport replaces Brad Harris who stepped down to take the defensive coordinator job at 6A Benton.

“There are going to be little changes,” Davenport said. “Nobody is going to do it the exact same. The foundation has definitely been set so we just want to keep it going.”