June 6, 2008


Cohen resigns at Kentucky; Henderson to lead Wildcats


Kentucky head coach John Cohen has resigned at Kentucky and has been replaced by associate head coach Gary Henderson.


Cohen is expected to be introduced Saturday as the head coach at his alma mater, Mississippi State.


Henderson has worked with the Wildcats for the past five years as associate head coach and pitching coach. His 2008 staff led the SEC with a 3.71 ERA, second-best in school history.


Henderson has also been an assistant at San Diego State, Cal State Fullerton, Riverside CC, Pepperdine, Florida and Oregon State. He was named National Assistant Coach of the Year at Florida in 1996. Henderson was the head coach at Chapman in California, helping in the transition to Division I and receiving a national ranking in its first year.


A 1984 graduate of San Diego State, Henderson pitched one year at Linfield before transferring to SDSU. He registered a 19-5 career record at the two schools. Henderson earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in sports psychology, both from San Diego State.


Cohen, the 2006 CBI Coach of the Year, compiled a record of 175-112-1 over the past five seasons at Kentucky, the best winning percentage for a Wildcat head coach since 1921.


Click here for list of 2008 Division I head coaching changes.