Henderson added to Dayton Basketball staff

University of Dayton men’s basketball coach Anthony Grant has announced that Jermaine Henderson, a veteran college coach with more than 25 years of experience will join the Flyer staff as an assistant coach.

Henderson’s addition takes advantage of a recently-adopted NCAA rule change that allows for additional coaches on a school’s men’s basketball staff.

“Jermaine brings a wealth of experience to our staff from the variety of roles he’s served in throughout his coaching career,” Grant said.  “His reputation as a highly-effective relationship builder, communicator and servant leader will blend extremely well into the culture and identity of our program. We’re excited to welcome Jermaine, his wife Colleen, and their daughter Jaye to the Dayton campus and community.”

“I would like to thank Coach Grant and Mr. (Neil) Sullivan for this wonderful opportunity to become a part of the Dayton men’s basketball staff and community,” Henderson stated.  “I have so much respect and admiration for the tradition and the current culture of the Flyer program. I am excited to join the staff and team in the pursuit of A-10 titles and returning to the NCAA tournament.”

A 1997 grad of Miami University, Henderson’s coaching career includes stops at Miami, Missouri State, Cleveland State (twice) and Kansas State.  He played on four post-season teams for the then-Redskins, including in 1995 at UD Arena when Miami knocked off Arizona and then fell in overtime to Virginia.

After playing for Herb Sendek and Charlie Coles, Henderson joined Coles’ staff at Miami for 15 seasons.  Henderson coached three seasons (2012-15) as an assistant to Paul Lusk at Missouri State.  He then went to Cleveland State where he was as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons under Gary Waters.   

In 2017-18, Henderson went to Kansas State.  At K-State, Henderson spent two seasons as the program’s director of student-athlete development on Bruce Weber’s staff before returning to the court as an assistant coach for the 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons.

He then returned to Cleveland State as an assistant coach on Daniyal Robinson’s staff.  The Vikings were 21-14 in Robinson’s first season as a head coach.

Henderson has been a part of nine post-season teams and seven conference championships during his coaching career.

A native of Columbus, Henderson, 48,  earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Miami in 1997. His wife of nearly three years, Colleen Day Henderson, is also in the coaching profession.  Her coaching stops have included Miami, IUPUI and Akron.  


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