July 3, 2012


Henderson signs extension with Kentucky


Gary Henderson (right) has signed a new five-year contract with the University of Kentucky.


Assistant coaches Brad Bohannon (recruiting coordinator) and Brian Green (offensive coordinator, hitting coach) also received new contracts.


Henderson was selected as SEC Coach of the Year this past season after leading the Wildcats to 45 wins, a program record. UK finished third in the SEC and was ranked No. 1 for three weeks. Kentucky had nine players selected in the 2012 MLB Draft, a school record and second most in the nation. The Wildcats have eight players in the Cape Cod League this summer, the most among NCAA Division I programs.


After five seasons as associate head coach, pitching coach and recruiting coordinator from 2004-08, Henderson has guided UK to a record of 129-99 (.565) over the past four seasons as head coach. It represents the second-best four-year coaching mark in program history.


The Wildcats were 45-18 overall and 18-12 in the SEC in 2012, earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. UK was the No. 2 seed in the Gary Regional and finished as runner-up in the regional, going 2-2. Kentucky posted an impressive home record of 29-5 at Cliff Hagan Stadium.


Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart also stated that a facility upgrade would be coming in the near future for UK baseball.


(photo courtesy of UK Media Relations Office)