David Bennett (American football)

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David Bennett
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Athletic director for all of Lexington County School District One
Biographical details
Born (1961-12-02) December 2, 1961 (age 55)
Greer, South Carolina
Playing career
1981–1984 Presbyterian
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1984 Presbyterian (SA)
1985–1986 Clemson (GA)
1987 Goose Creek HS (SC) (OC)
1988–1989 Newberry (OB)
1990–1994 Catawba (assistant)
1995–2001 Catawba
2003–2011 Coastal Carolina
2013–2016 River Bluff HS (SC)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2012–2013 Socastee (SC)
2013–2016 River Bluff HS (SC)
2017-Present Lexington School District 1
Head coaching record
Overall 126–56 (college)
23–21 (high school)
Tournaments 4–3 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
0–2 (NCAA D-I playoffs)
1–1 (SCHSL Playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
3 SAC (1996, 2000–2001)
4 Big South (2004–2005, 2010)
Awards
  • SAC Coach of the Year (1995)
  • AFCA Division II Coach of the Year (1995)
  • 2x Big South Coach of the Year (2004, 2010)

David Bennett (born December 2, 1961) was an American football coach. Currently, he is the head athletic director for Lexington School District 1 in Lexington, South Carolina. Bennett served as the head football coach at Catawba College from 1995 to 2001 and at Coastal Carolina University from 2003 to 2011.

Playing career and education[edit]

Bennett played football and golf at Presbyterian College. He earned his bachelor's degree in history and social studies from Presbyterian in 1984. He added a master's degree in guidance and counseling from Clemson University.

Coaching career[edit]

Coastal Carolina[edit]

Bennett was hired on December 21, 2001 as the Chanticleers' first head coach prior to the football program's launch season in 2003. Bennett led the Chanticleers to a victory in their inaugural game, September 6, 2003, with a 21–14 home win over the Newberry Wolves. On December 9, 2011, Bennett was relieved of his duties after the program slumped to a 29–28 record over his final five seasons. In nine years, Bennett's teams produced a 63–39 record playing at the NCAA Division I FCS level.

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs TSN#
Catawba Indians (South Atlantic Conference) (1994–2001)
1995 Catawba 7–3 5–2 2nd
1996 Catawba 9–2 6–1 1st
1997 Catawba 8–3 5–2 2nd
1998 Catawba 6–4 4–3 T–3rd
1999 Catawba 11–2 7–1 2nd L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal
2000 Catawba 11–1 7–0 1st L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal
2001 Catawba 11–2 6–1 1st L NCAA Division II Semifinal
Catawba: 63–17 40–10
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (Big South) (2003–2011)
2003 Coastal Carolina 6–5 1–3 4th
2004 Coastal Carolina 10–1 4–0 1st 24
2005 Coastal Carolina 9–2 3–1 T–1st 24
2006 Coastal Carolina 9–3 4–0 1st L NCAA Division I First Round 14
2007 Coastal Carolina 5–6 3–1 2nd
2008 Coastal Carolina 6–6 1–4 T–5th
2009 Coastal Carolina 5–6 3–3 T–4th
2010 Coastal Carolina 6–6 5–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I First Round
2011 Coastal Carolina 7–4 3–3 T–3rd
Coastal Carolina: 63–39 27–16
Total: 126–56
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

High school[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
River Bluff Gators (Region V AAAAA) (2013–2016)
2013 River Bluff 7–3 No conference due to first year school
2014 River Bluff 8–5 3–2 T–2nd L SCHSL playoffs Round 2
2015 River Bluff 7–4 2–3 T–3rd
2016 River Bluff 1–9 0–6 7th
River Bluff: 23–21 5–11
Total: 23–21

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