MEDFORD - Tufts University and the Department of Athletics are mourning the death of former football coach Ashleigh Davenport, who passed away on August 23. He was 57.
Coach Davenport was a part of the Jumbo football coaching staff for 14 seasons from 2001-14, primarily as running backs coach.
A 1985 graduate of Boston University, he was a tailback on the 1983 and 1984 Terrier teams that played in the NCAA IAA playoffs. Originally from New York, he had previous coaching stints at Mount Ida and UMass-Boston.
"Coach Davenport was of one of the kindest and most thoughtful people I've ever met," Tufts head coach Jay Civetti said. "His infectious smile, gracious demeanor, ferocious loyalty and commitment to others will be forever missed."
Services for Coach Davenport will be held on Friday, September 6 at J.B. Johnson Funeral Home on 196 Warren Street in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a funeral ceremony at noon.
The entire Tufts Atheltics community extends its deepest and heartfelt sympathies to Coach Davenport's family during their time of bereavement.