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Kentucky and has been replaced by associate head coach Gary
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
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.