Washington University in St. Louis head women’s basketball coach Randi Henderson has announced the promotion of Duez Henderson as the program’s full-time assistant coach.
In his two seasons as a part-time assistant coach, the Bears have posted a 41-15 overall record and made a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances. The Bears won the 2019 University Athletic Association (UAA) title and advanced to the Elite 8.
“WashU is a great place to have a positive impact on student-athletes! I would like to thank Athletic Director Anthony J. Azama and coach Randi Henderson for believing in me for this opportunity,” said Duez Henderson. “I am excited to share my experiences from all levels of basketball with the motivated student-athletes. WashU has the ability to be life changing for student athletes, and I look forward to recruiting, developing and coaching those student-athletes that aspire to be Scholar Champions!”
Henderson was a standout player at Division I University of Iowa and helped lead the Hawkeyes to a pair of NCAA Tournament berths. He was a member of the 2001 Big Ten Tournament Championship Team, and was a part of a Sweet 16 team as a freshman in 1999.
Followinghis collegiate career, Henderson spent six years in German Professional Basketball ranks. During his five-year playing career, he led the league in scoring and rebounding four times. Henderson served as head coach for Basketball Club USC Leipzig in his final season in Germany.
He is also the head coach of the St. Louis Surge in the Global Women’s Basketball Association (GWBA).
“I could not be more excited for Duez. Having been on our bench, in our practices, and a major contributor to our previous success, Duez is ready to jump right in,” Randi Henderson said. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience having coached and played at every level of basketball. His ability to teach the game, develop the skills of each athlete, and connect with others has already proven invaluable to our success. Duez is a team player, passionate, high energy, and committed to building community and impacting lives at WashU.”
Henderson graduated from Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies in 2002.