Gary Henderson

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Gary Henderson
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Pitching Coach
Team Mississippi State
Conference SEC
Record 258–199 (.565)
Playing career
1980 Linfield
1982–1984 San Diego State
Position(s) Pitcher
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1988 San Diego State (JV HC)
1989 Cal State Fullerton (Asst.)
1990 Riverside CC (Asst.)
1991–1992 Chapman (Asst.)
1993 Chapman
1994 Pepperdine (Asst.)
1995–1998 Florida (Asst.)
1999–2002 Oregon State (Asst.)
2003–2008 Kentucky (Asst.)
2009–2016 Kentucky
2017- Mississippi State (Asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall 258–199 (.565)
Accomplishments and honors
Collegiate Baseball National Assistant Coach of the Year: 1996
SEC Coach of the Year [1]

Gary Henderson is the former head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats baseball team and the current pitching coach for Mississippi State.

Playing career[edit]

Henderson pitched one year at Linfield College before transferring to San Diego State University, compiling a 19-5 career record at the two schools.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Henderson started coaching at his alma mater, San Diego State, as the junior varsity head coach. He had assistant coaching stints at Cal State Fullerton, Riverside Community College, Chapman College (served as head coach for 1 season), and Pepperdine.

Henderson became an assistant at Florida in 1995. Following a trip to the 1996 College World Series, he was named the National Assistant Coach of the Year by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.[2] With Henderson's assistance, Florida returned to the 1998 College World Series. After a successful stay at Florida, he moved back to the west coast as an assistant coach at Oregon State.

In 2003, he joined John Cohen's staff at Kentucky as the associate head coach. Following the 2008 season, Cohen accepted the head coaching position at his alma mater, Mississippi State, resulting in Henderson's promotion to head coach.[2]

In 2012, Henderson was named Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year.[1]

On June 1, 2016, Henderson resigned as Kentucky Baseball Coach. [3]

In June 2016, Henderson was named pitching coach at Mississippi State, re-joining John Cohen.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Kentucky Wildcats (Southeastern Conference) (2009–2016)
2009 Kentucky 28–26 12–18 5th (East)
2010 Kentucky 31–25 13–17 4th (East)
2011 Kentucky 25–30 8–22 5th (East)
2012 Kentucky 45–18 18–12 T–2nd (East) NCAA Regional
2013 Kentucky 30–25 11–19 4th (East)
2014 Kentucky 37–25 14–16 4th (East) NCAA Regional
2015 Kentucky 30–25 14–15 4th (East)
2016 Kentucky 32–25 15–15 4th (East)
Kentucky: 258–199 105–134
Total: 258–199

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Cousino, Henderson Highlight 2012 SEC Awards". UK Athletics. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Gary Henderson bio". University of Kentucky. Retrieved February 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "Henderson Resigns as Kentucky Baseball Coach". UK Athletics. Retrieved 1 June 2016.