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UK Baseball Coach Gary Henderson Resigns

UK Athletics

After failing to make the NCAA Tournament for a second consecutive year UK Baseball Coach Gary Henderson has tendered his resignation. 

UK Athletics today posted a letter from Henderson which in part reads: “It has been a source of pride to compete in the SEC for 17 years, including the last 13 at Kentucky, but after 30 years in coaching, I have decided it is time for me to step away for the time being.” 

Henderson had been head coach of the Wildcats since 2009, compiling a 258-199 record over eight seasons.  They went 32 and 25 overall this past season with 15 SEC victories…not enough to secure an NCAA invite. 

Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart says in a release Coach Henderson “has poured his heart and soul into Kentucky baseball, giving us many of the best seasons and most thrilling moments in our history while competing in the most difficult league in America. He has conducted himself and the program with honor and integrity.”  He goes on to say “I am thankful for everything he has done at UK and wish the best for Gary and his family.” 

No word on when the university will begin the search for a successor.