Duez Henderson enters his first season as a full-time assistant women's basketball coach at Washington University in St. Louis following two seasons as a part-time coach. His wife, Randi (Henderson), was hired as the head women’s basketball coach in the summer of 2017. Henderson is instrumental in skill development, practice planning, and game preparation for the Bears.
In two seasons as an assistant coach, the Bears have posted a 41-15 overall record and made a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances.
In 2018-19, WashU recorded a 22-7 overall record and won the University Athletic Association (UAA) with a 13-1 mark. The Bears advanced to the NCAA Sectional Final before suffering a loss at eventual national champion Thomas More University.
The Bears finished the 2017-18 season with a 19-8 record while advancing to the NCAA Tournament Second Round, earning an at-large bid which marked the 29th-consecutive trip to the tournament for WashU. The Bears offense finished in the top-10 nationally in six categories including second in three-point field goal percentage (40.8).
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.
Following his 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.
The Iowa graduate is also an owner of Henderson Basketball Training, in which he has had the privilege to train some prominent individuals in the basketball world ranging from high school athletes all the way to NBA players. In addition, he serves as a director for Point Guard College, a nationwide organization for training athletes in leadership, understanding the game, and player skill development.
Henderson graduated from Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies in 2002. He and his wife, Randi, reside in St. Louis with their two children Harper and Ezekiel.
• Third season as WashU assistant women’s basketball coach
• Bears have made a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances and won 2019 UAA title
• Played four seasons of college basketball at Iowa
• Member of two NCAA Tournament Teams
• Member of 2001 Big Ten Tournament Championship Team
• Played five seasons professionally in Germany
• Current head coach for St. Louis Surge
• Former head coach for Basketball Club USC Leipzig in Germany
Updated July 17, 2019