Louisville Men’s Basketball Hires Stephanie Davis as Director of Basketball Operations

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University of Louisville press release:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Stephanie Diebold Davis, a member of the University of Louisville men’s basketball staff since 2001, has been named director of men’s basketball operations for the Cardinals under head coach Kenny Payne.

“Stephanie has been invaluable to me and is the perfect fit for this operating position,” Payne said. “She is a hard worker, of great integrity and a loyal member of the UdeL basketball staff for many years. She has experience in all facets of our operation and has personally facilitated my transition since my arrival in March. We look forward to continuing to have him with us in this new role.”

With over 20 years of experience in Cardinal Athletics, Davis has worked as an administrative assistant for UofL Basketball since 2001, helping manage areas such as recruiting travel, business operations, compliance, fan enquiries, alumni tickets and event planning, helping team trips and many other tasks. She will continue to do these things in an expanded role, as well as overseeing student-athlete housing, prospective student-athlete campus visits, visiting team needs, player tickets and other matters.

“For more than 20 years, I’ve been blessed to be part of the Cardinal Basketball family,” Davis said. “I am honored that Coach Payne has given me the opportunity to be the Director of Basketball Operations and I look forward to playing a more hands-on role within the program and with the players. future is bright for Louisville Basketball and I’m thrilled to be part of it!”

Diebold was a standout volleyball player at Murray State as a center hitter for three seasons (1995-97). She earned OVC All-Newcomer honors (1995), was named an All-OVC twice (first team 1995, second team 1996), and was part of the OVC All-Tournament team in 1995. She is a top 10 in Murray State’s career. (1,106, 10th) and block assists (219, fourth), total blocks (263, sixth) and kill percentage (.236, 10e).

She holds the school single-season record for assists with 105 in 1996. Also, in single-season records, her 70 block assists in 1995 are tied for eighth at Murray State, sixth in wins with 526 in 1996, fifth in total blocks (121 in 1996) and ninth in attacks (1,302 in 1996). His .765 attack percentage against Tennessee State in 1996 is the best single-game effort for a runner with 15-19 kills; his 34 decisive five-set victories over Arkansas Little Rock in 1996 are the third in school history; and his eight assists against Saint Louis in 1996 are tied for third at Murray State.

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She coached youth volleyball teams for 13 years at St. Albert the Great School in Louisville and four years with the Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Association while organizing team schedules and practice plans.

Davis is a 2015 cum laude Graduated from UofL with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration at UofL. She studied sports medicine with a minor in nutrition at Murray State.

She is married to Chris Davis and has three daughters: Shea Thompson (24), Alexandra (7) and Nora (6).

(Photo by Louie: Kirby Lee – USA TODAY Sports)

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