The TEAM division of the Louisville Catholic Sports Network represents some of the Louisville Community’s highest profile sports figures, such as Scotty Davenport and Billy Reed and fast rising stars, such as racing phenom Ben Rhodes. TEAM provides businesses the opportunity to get behind these powerful names through endorsement agreements, personal appearances, and speaking engagements. For more information, please contact Steve Fehder (502-744-8131).
Louisville native, Scotty Davenport was named the 11th head coach of the Bellarmine Knights Men’s Basketball Program in April of 2005. In just six seasons, Coach Davenport led his team to the 2011 NCAA Division II National Title and was named the 2011 NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year. The following year, he led the Knights to a 2012 Final Four appearance. Coach Davenport has coached at both the high school and collegiate levels, including at the University of Louisville with Denny Crum and Rick Pitino and carries on the winning tradition at Bellarmine University.
Louisville, Kentucky, native Ben Rhodes drives the No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Late Model with Hawk-McCall Motorsports in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and UARA-STARS Late Model Stock tour, as well as the No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevy with Turner Scott Motorsports in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Rhodes, who is currently 15 years of age and a student at Holy Cross High School, started racing Karts in 2004, winning multiple races and championships on dirt and asphalt until moving up to Bandoleros in 2008. After earning his state and Midwest titles in 2009, the Kentucky racer quickly adapted to the bigger and faster Legends Cars in 2010. In 2011, Rhodes celebrated more championships to compliment his season’s 43 victories, more than any other driver internationally. His success translated over to Late Models with several starts in 2011 and a full season of racing in 2012. Rhodes turned heads in April in the invite-only Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at Richmond International Raceway (VA), finishing sixth behind top NASCAR stars as the highest-finishing rookie in the race. Learn more about Ben at http://benrhodesinc.com/
William F. “Billy” Reed is a national award-winning newspaper columnist, magazine writer, radio talk-show host and guest, TV commentator, political pundit, investigative reporter, communications specialist, public speaker and book author. With more than 50 years experience in sports journalism, Billy Reed is a member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame, Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame, the U.S. Basketball Writers Hall of Fame, and the Transylvania University Hall of Fame and his list of journalism awards is long. Billy was an instrumental part of the Georgetown College “Academy for Character in Sport” in the 2011-2012 academic year with his “Conversation with Champions” series, which included various standout athletes and sports figures that have excelled in maintenance of high character throughout their careers. He currently serves as Executive Editor at the Louisville Catholic Sports Network. In addition to his journalism accomplishments and activities, Billy is on the board at The Healing Place and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.