Prior to coming to Gordon, Henderson’s coaching and playing background has been both extensive and varied. While playing for the Heat in Harrisburg, PA, he started his coaching career as an assistant to Bob Lilley, who has moved on to the professional ranks. Henderson left this job to become the head coach at Central York High School and then moved on to Strath Haven High School in South Philadelphia.
Also active in youth coaching, Henderson helped train teams for clubs such as Lower Dauphin and Super Nova in Harrisburg and Cherry Hill and Voorhees in New Jersey. Just before moving back to Georgia, Henderson was working his way up the New Jersey ODP coaching ladder. He now helps out with the Upson Soccer Association whenever possible.
Henderson played soccer at Lithonia High School in Dekalb before becoming a four-year starter for the University of South Carolina. Playing for Mark Berson and Trevor Adair (now head coach at Clemson University), Henderson had the opportunity to play with outstanding players like Doug Allison, head coach at Furman University.
After graduation, Henderson embarked on a 12-year professional playing career. He began in Washington D.C. with the Diplomats, playing for Coach John Ellinger, former U-17 US national team coach. That same year, Henderson was drafted by the Dayton Dynamo of the NPSL (now the MISL) and began his indoor soccer career. After leaving Dayton, he played for Harrisburg Heat and Philadelphia Kixx in the indoor league. He also played professional outdoor soccer in Washington D.C., Baltimore, Staten Island, and Cincinnati.