Former AJJF Professor, Mickey Davenport passed away suddenly March 12,2019 at the age of 86. Professor Davenport held the rank of Godan and promoted to AJJF Professor in 1966 and left the AJJF in 1969. Professor Davenport started coaching judo in his dojo Capitol City Dojo in Sacramento in 1960 and continuing coaching judo. According to his obituary, Davenport co-founded a dojo, Valley Judo Club in Vallejo, CA in 1989 training many judo students. Valley Judo Club became the oldest judo dojo in Vallejo. He loved judo and coaching sport judo.

Davenport served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1953.
Professor Mickey Davenport is survived by his daughter, Kristine Davenport- Treas and two grandchildren. Funeral service will be March 20, 2019 at Sacramento National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Point, Dixon, CA.