Head Coach Paul Davenport
Davenport begins his fifth season as the head coach of the Hill College men's and women's soccer programs.
Since joining the Hill College Soccer program in 2011, Davenport has started to establish Hill Soccer as a regional and nationally respected program. This past year the soccer men and women made a history by sweeping the Region 5 Championships. It was the first time for the men to win the Region and the women’s second time since 2008. The men also went on to win the Plains District Championship and qualified for the NJCAA National Championships, where they went undefeated and finished 5th in the Nation. In 2014 the men achieved their best record in school history with a signature win over the #2 ranked team in the nation and finished in the top National Polls. In 2012 the men secured their first winning season in program history, and the women achieved their best record ever. During that season, the women also achieved school records for the following: most goals scored and fewest goals allowed. In 2013, the winning traditions continued with the men achieving back to back winning seasons and also posted their best record in school history, while beating a nationally ranked opponent for the second year in a row. The women achieved back to back trips to the regional finals and posted back to back winning seasons.
Davenport was named the Plains District Coach of the Year in 2014. Also since joining the soccer program, Davenport has been able to successfully move on 32 players 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 TCU where he served as Director of Operations for the women’s soccer team between 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.