December 14, 2010


Henderson named interim head coach at Southern Illinois


Associate head coach Ken Henderson (left) has been named interim head coach at Southern Illinois for the 2011 season.


Henderson is in his 21st year with the Salukis. He succeeds Dan Callahan, who passed away on Nov. 15.


This is the second time Henderson has been SIU interim head coach. He guided the Salukis to a 12-8 mark at the end of the 1994 season.


Henderson, 50, has coached at the Division I level for 26 seasons, including three-year stays at Kansas State (1984-86) and Oral Roberts (1987-89).


Henderson has had 31 Salukis drafted, including Jerry Harriston, Jr. (2009 World Series champion with the New York Yankees), Jason Frasor (current member of the Toronto Blue Jays) and P.J. Finigan (assistant coach at SIU).


SIU returns five starters and 14 letter-winners from a year ago. The Salukis begin the 2011 campaign on Feb. 18 at Louisiana Tech as part of the Bulldogs’ season-opening tournament.


(photos courtesy of SIU Media Relations Office)