Leslie Henderson is starting her 31st year coaching girls’ basketball at Watson Chapel High School in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The first 3 she was the head junior girls coach and assistant high school coach. For the past 27 years Henderson has been the head coach of the senior girls and junior girls. This season will be the first year that she has not been the junior girls’ coach since being hired in 1989.
Under Henderson’s leadership the senior girls’ basketball teams have won 12 conference championship and 5 state championships in the last 27 years. She has been selected to coach in the Arkansas All-Star game four times, three times as an assistant coach and once as the head coach. Henderson was awarded the “Outstanding Coach of the Year” for the state of Arkansas in 2010-11 and Outstanding Coach of the Year in girls’ athletics the same year.
Leslie played high school basketball at Mountain Home High School (1980-1983) and college basketball at North Arkansas Community College (1983-1985) and University of Arkansas-Monticello (1985-87).
Henderson was a graduate assistant under John Sutherland, for the University of Arkansas Lady Razorbacks during the 1988-1989 season before being hired at Watson Chapel.
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This episode is a great opportunity to learn from Leslie Henderson, Head Girls’ Varsity Basketball Coach at Watson Chapel High School in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
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