Gary Henderson resigns as UK baseball coach

06/01/2016 09:38 AM

Gary Henderson has resigned as head coach of the University of Kentucky baseball team, Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart announced this morning. Henderson has coached at UK since 2004, first serving as the associate head coach and pitching coach. He became head coach in 2009 and had a record of 258-199 over eight seasons. Henderson led the Wildcats to their best season in program history in 2012 when they won a school-record 45 games and held the No. 1 ranking in the country for three weeks.

Barnhart said, “I am deeply appreciative of the contributions Gary Henderson made during his time here. He has poured his heart and soul into Kentucky baseball, giving us many of the best seasons and most thrilling moments in our history while competing in the most difficult league in America. He has conducted himself and the program with honor and integrity. Already solid in the classroom, he challenged the team to even greater success academically and the players responded with several consecutive semesters with a team grade-point average over 3.0. Again, I am thankful for everything he has done at UK and wish the best for Gary and his family.”

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.


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