Duez Henderson enters his second season on the WashU women’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach. His wife, Randi (Henderson), was hired as the head women’s basketball coach in the summer of 2017.
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 joined the Bears staff for the 2017-18 season and provides a wealth of basketball experience and knowledge. He was a standout player at Division I University of Iowa and helped lead the Hawkeyes to multiple NCAA Tournament berths in his four-year career before an extensive professional career overseas that saw him lead the league in scoring and rebounding four times.
While overseas, Henderson gained experience as a head coach of the USC Leipzig in the European Professional Basketball League.
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 and resides in St. Louis with his wife and daughter Harper.
Updated August 10, 2018