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APSU has new director of intramurals and wellness promotions

March 25, 2003

David L. Davenport, who comes from Norfolk, Va., assumed his new duties at APSU on March 17, bringing 13 years of experience to the job.

Davenport earned a bachelors degree in criminal justice from Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., and a masters degree in sports management from Old Dominion University, Norfolk.
March 25, 2003

David L. Davenport, who comes from Norfolk, Va., assumed his new duties at APSU on March 17, bringing 13 years of experience to the job.

Davenport earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., and a master's degree in sports management from Old Dominion University, Norfolk.

From July 1999 until his APSU appointment, he was assistant director in the recreational sports department of Old Dominion University, with responsibilities that included programming for all intramural sports, initiating new events and programs, promoting recreational sports across campus and hiring, training and evaluating all intramural supervisors and officials.

Davenport also was an adjunct instructor in the department of exercise science, physical education and recreation.

From July 1998-June 1999, he served as interim assistant director for recreational sports; the year prior to that he was a graduate intern in the department. He also worked as a graduate assistant for club sports and facilities and a graduate assistant for intramural sports.

From 1990-94, he was on the staff of the intramural and recreational sports department at Appalachian State University, working as a recreation sports supervisor, then as a team sports programmer and finally as an individual and dual sports programmer.

He had been on the executive board of The Coalition of Black Faculty and Administrators of Old Dominion University since 1998, serving as president during 2002-03.

Beginning in April 2002, Davenport was a state director of the Virginia State Recreational Sports Association. He served as a member of the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) since 1990. In June 2001, he graduated from The School of Recreational Sports Management of NIRSA.

He served a three-year term as committee co-chair of the Emerging Recreational Leaders Conference, and he was on the NIRSA National Intramural/Extramural Committee in 1999-2001.

In 1993-94, Davenport served on the student advisory and planning committee for the Mountaineer Recreational Facility.