Henderson named interim head
coach at Southern Illinois
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).
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
(photos courtesy of SIU Media