Donnie Henderson

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Donnie Henderson
Buffalo Bills
Date of birth: (1957-05-17) May 17, 1957 (age 57)
Place of birth: Baltimore, Maryland
Career information
Position(s): Defensive Backs Coach
College: Utah State
Organizations
As coach:
1983-1985

1986-1988

1989

1990-1991

1992-1994

1995-1997

1998

1999

2000-2003

2004-2005

2006

2008

2009

2009-2010

2011

2012

2013-present
Utah State University
Graduate Assistant
Utah State University
Linebackers Coach
University of Idaho
Recruiting Coordinator
University of California, Berkeley
Linebackers Coach
Arizona State University
Safeties Coach
Arizona State University
Defensive Backs Coach
University of Houston
Defensive Backs Coach
Baltimore Ravens
Assistant Defensive Backs Coach
Baltimore Ravens
Defensive Backs Coach
New York Jets
Defensive Coordinator
Detroit Lions
Defensive Coordinator
Jacksonville Jaguars
Defensive Backs Coach
California Redwoods
Defense Volunteer
Arizona Cardinals
Defensive Backs Coach
Southern University
Defensive Backs Coach
Syracuse University
Defensive Backs Coach
Buffalo Bills
Defensive Backs Coach
Career highlights and awards

Donnie Henderson (born May 17, 1957 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American football coach. He is currently the Defensive Backs Coach for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League.

Biography[edit]

Henderson first joined the Jets during the 2004 NFL season.[1] In 2005, the Jets had a second-ranked defense against the pass, but a 32nd-ranked defense against the run, which undoubtedly was one of the factors leading to the team's disappointing 4-12 record (in addition to Chad Pennington and Curtis Martin being absent for most of the season due to injury). Henderson was not kept on after head coach Herman Edwards was replaced by Eric Mangini following the season.

Henderson soon accepted the defensive coordinator position for the Detroit Lions and new head coach, Rod Marinelli. The Lions went 3-13 in 2006 and finished the season ranked 27th out of 32 in total defense. Henderson was fired from his position on January 2, 2007.

In 2010, he was hired by the Arizona Cardinals as a defensive backs coach.[2]

Henderson coached at Southern University in 2011 and was named the Defensive Backs coach at Syracuse University in 2012.[3] He was hired by the Buffalo Bills in 2013 to coach the defensive backs.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rich Cimini (January 25, 2004). "FINALLY, JETS GET 'D' CHIEF". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  2. ^ "Report: Cardinals hire Donnie Henderson". NBC Sports. February 22, 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  3. ^ . Syracuse Athletics http://www.suathletics.com/coaches.aspx?rc=625&path=football.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Bills add 10 to coaching staff". Buffalo Bills. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
Preceded by
Ted Cottrell
New York Jets Defensive Coordinator
2004-2005
Succeeded by
Bob Sutton
Preceded by
Dick Jauron
Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator
2006
Succeeded by
Joe Barry