Richard Henderson
Richard  Henderson
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Oklahoma State, 2006


Cowgirls Cut Down the Nets

The Cowgirls cut down the nets after winning the 2012 WNIT Championship.

Entering his seventh year as a member of the Cowgirl coaching staff is Richard Henderson.

Often referred to by former OSU head coach Kurt Budke as a "rising star" in the profession, Henderson's coaching duties include recruiting, film editing and breakdown as well as working with the Cowgirl guards on the floor.

Additionally, he developed preseason and offseason individual skill improvement plans for members of the OSU backcourt. Henderson also organizes the program's male practice squad.

Off the floor, Henderson has been instrumental in helping land nationally ranked recruiting classes, which has helped position the program for unprecedented success.

While working with the Cowgirls' backcourt, Henderson had a hand in the development of the program's first-ever WNBA Draft pick, All-American Andrea Riley. He also worked directly with the program's first Big 12 All-Defensive Team member and most recent draft pick Tiffany Bias, who currently plays for the Phoenix Mercury.

Additionally, Henderson has played a major role in the squad's on-floor game preparation.

Henderson joined the Cowgirl program for the 2007-08 season as its graduate assistant where he oversaw film exchange and assisted with the creation and distribution of recruiting correspondence. In addition, he coordinated the OSU ball girl program, helped with team travel as well as with the daily administrative duties in the basketball office.

Prior to his move to the collegiate level, the Hartshorne, Okla. native worked as the Stillwater Public Schools junior high basketball coordinator while teaching physical education. Henderson also served as the head basketball coach for the freshman squad and as an assistant coach for the varsity squad as well. Henderson worked for the NFL's Buffalo Bills as an athletic training intern in 2005 and has also worked as a camp coach for the Eddie Sutton men's basketball camps.

Henderson graduated from Oklahoma State in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in education. Prior to his arrival in Stillwater, he earned his associate of science degree from Eastern Oklahoma State College in 2003 and has been honored with the school's Outstanding Young Alumnus award.

Henderson has one daughter, Chloe, and one son, Cooper.

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