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Kentucky Baseball head coach Gary Henderson inks new deal
July 4, 2012KentuckySports.co
Gary Henderson, Kentucky baseball head coach is extending his contract after coming off a record season in wins with 45, a #1 overall ranking and a run to the Regional that ended abruptly. The contract will be for 5 years according to UK Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart when announced yesterday during the press conference and assistant coaches, Brad Bohannon, Brian Green and Keith Vorhoff will also remain on staff. Both sides, UK and Henderson are very excited about the extension with the season that just ended and the momentum going ahead. He was named the Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year and had plenty to say about the team and UK in general.
Gary Henderson opening statements on extension:
"I want to begin by thanking Mitch, Dr. Capilouto and Marc Hill for their overall commitment to our baseball program and for helping us establish Kentucky baseball as one of the nation's elite. We have had some exciting moments during my nine years at UK and we still have a lot of things that we want to accomplish."
Henderson on his assistants being retaind:
"It was very important to me that we were able to keep Brad Bohannon, Brian Green and Keith Vorhoff on my staff. My three assistants have tremendous passion, energy, intelligence and work ethic. The continuity of our staff has been a program strength and I appreciate Mitch's efforts to help with that continuity."
Henderson on the fans:
"I want to thank the Big Blue Nation. Our fans came out and supported us in a big way this spring. We are going to do everything possible to give them another exciting, winning team to make it easy for them to continue coming out to the ballpark."
Henderson on his team and families of the program:
"I also want to thank our players and their families. They all bought in. We have a group of kids that have tremendous pride in the program, they like each other and they like to play. The complete and total absence of selfishness that our club demonstrated this past season will be vitally important to maintain as we move forward. We have great kids with supportive families and it is my responsibility, along with my staff, to make sure they clearly understand Kentucky baseball will not be sneaking up on anybody in 2013."