Gary Henderson resigns as UK baseball coach

06/01/2016 09:38 AM

PHOTO COURTESY: KENTUCKY.COM
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 Abernathy is the producer for KSTV. A recent graduate from the University of Kentucky with a degree in journalism, Clayton covered UK sports throughout his four year college career for various radio and television stations, including an internship with KSTV last summer. He is passionate about UK sports, and loves to apply that passion to his work every day. He loves to eat, run, explore nature, jam with his buddies, and play basketball and golf on the weekends. You can follow Clayton on Twitter @Abernathy_cn2.

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