Gary Henderson (baseball coach)
|Title||Associate head coach|
|Born||February 3, 1961|
|Alma mater||San Diego State University|
|1982–1984||San Diego State|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1988||San Diego State (JV HC)|
|1989||Cal State Fullerton (Asst.)|
|1990||Riverside CC (Asst.)|
|1999–2002||Oregon State (Asst.)|
|2016–2018||Mississippi State (Asst.)|
|2018||Mississippi State (Interim)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1996 Collegiate Baseball National Assistant Coach of the Year|
2012 SEC Coach of the Year 
2018 Perfect Game/Rawlings Coach Of The Year
2018 National College Baseball Writers Association Coach Of The Year
Gary Henderson is an American baseball coach and former pitcher. He is the Associate head baseball coach at the University of Utah. He was the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats baseball team from 2009 to 2016 and former interim head coach for Mississippi State in 2018.
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. 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.
In 2012, Henderson was named Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year.
On June 1, 2016, Henderson resigned as Kentucky Baseball Coach, citing burnout due to the demands of being a head coach in the SEC.
In June 2016, Henderson was named pitching coach at Mississippi State, re-joining John Cohen.
In February 2018, Henderson was named interim head coach at Mississippi State after Andy Cannizaro resigned due to off the field indiscretions. After a poor start, the team turned around and reached the college world series. As a result, Henderson was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Coach of the Year. Despite the success of the team, Mississippi State did not retain Henderson as head coach.
Head coaching record
|Chapman Panthers (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1993–1993)|
|Kentucky Wildcats (Southeastern Conference) (2009–2016)|
|2012||Kentucky||45–18||18–12||T–2nd (East)||NCAA Regional|
|2014||Kentucky||37–25||14–16||4th (East)||NCAA Regional|
|Kentucky:||258–199 (.565)||105–134 (.439)|
|Mississippi State Bulldogs (Southeastern Conference) (2018–present)|
|2018||Mississippi State||39–26||15–15||T–3rd (West)||College World Series|
|Mississippi State:||39–26 (.600)||15–15 (.500)|
Postseason invitational champion
- "Cousino, Henderson Highlight 2012 SEC Awards". UK Athletics. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
- "Henderson Named 2018 Perfect Game/Rawlings Coach Of The Year". MSU Athletics. Archived from the original on 13 June 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
- "NCBWA Tabs Henderson Coach Of The Year". MSU Athletics. Archived from the original on 19 June 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
- "Gary Henderson, Assistant Coach". Mississippi State University. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
- "Gary Henderson bio". University of Kentucky. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2010.
- "Henderson Resigns as Kentucky Baseball Coach". UK Athletics. Archived from the original on 4 June 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
- "Mississippi State's Gary Henderson named NCBWA National Coach of the Year". 16 June 2018. Archived from the original on 25 June 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
- "Gary Henderson named Utah associate head coach". www.wkyt.com. Gray Digital Media. June 20, 2019. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
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