Henderson out as Delaware coach
Newark, DE (Sports Network) – The University of Delaware announced
Monday that head basketball coach David Henderson will not be retained.
The 41-year-old Henderson accrued an 85-93 record in his six years with the
Blue Hens. The team posted consecutive 20-loss seasons for the first time in
school history over the past two campaigns.
“This is always a difficult decision to make,” said Delaware athletic director
Edgar N. Johnson. “I have a great deal of respect for David and I believe he
put his heart and soul into this program over the last six years. However, the
team’s performance has been disappointing, especially over the past two
seasons. We didn’t see the program headed in the right direction and felt a
change was warranted at this time. David is a bright, talented coach and we
wish him well in the future.”
Prior to the 2000-01 season Henderson replaced Mike Brey, who moved on to
coach at Notre Dame. Henderson’s squad went 20-10 and finished second in the
America East Conference during his inaugural season, but never matched that
success for the rest of his tenure.