Henderson tabbed as new Head Basketball Coach at St. Cloud State

Quincy Henderson, a two-time NCAA Division-II National Champion who has been a part of five NCAA Division-II Tournaments as an assistant coach, has been named the 14th St. Cloud State University Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Director of Athletics Heather Weems announced today.
Henderson will be introduced to the St. Cloud State community on Wednesday, May 18 at 3:00 p.m. CT on the north balcony of Halenbeck Hall. The introductory press conference will be carried on the NSIC Network and on St. Cloud State Athletics social channels (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube).
“It is my great honor to introduce Quincy Henderson as St. Cloud State’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach,” said Weems. “Throughout the process, Quincy’s confidence and integrity shined brightly, as did his approachability and easy rapport with players, alumni, and community members alike. As an associate head coach with West Texas A&M University, he has achieved incredible success and is recognized as a connected recruiter, a strong leader, and a committed mentor.
“Quincy is well-aware of the competitiveness required for NCAA Division-II success and has been part of a West Texas team that has qualified for six consecutive berths in the NCAA Division-II tournament, including appearances in the title game, the Final Four, the Elite Eight, and the Sweet Sixteen.,” continued Weems. As a two-time national champion at Winona State during his time as a student-athlete, he is familiar with the NSIC footprint and its quality men’s basketball programs. I am confident he will be a great asset to our department and community as he develops our young men and fosters success on the court. Please join me in welcoming Coach Henderson to St. Cloud State Athletics!”
Henderson comes to St. Cloud after eight seasons as the associate head coach at West Texas A&M where he has helped lead the Buffaloes to a 210-50 record, three conference titles, five conference tournament titles and six NCAA Tournament appearances. In Canyon, West Texas A&M has made the NCAA Tournament each of the past six seasons with Henderson on the bench, and has advanced to the Elite Eight three times, including an NCAA finalist appearance in 2021.
“I would like to thank President Robbyn Wacker and Director of Athletics Heather Weems for entrusting me with the St. Cloud State Men’s Basketball program,” said Henderson. “I am both humbled and thrilled to have the opportunity to shape the future of Husky Basketball. When I visited campus two weeks ago I was taken by the authentic nature of everybody I had the pleasure of visiting with.”
“The success of all the athletic programs is a reflection of the great coaches, administrators and student-athletes that call St. Cloud home. I have been blessed to spend that past eight years with one of the top Division II athletic programs in the country, and have worked for and with two of the best coaches in the game over that timeframe in Tom Brown and Chris Gove. My life has been greatly enriched because of them, and I will forever be indebted to those two. As I look to the next chapter in Husky Basketball I am eager to put forth a program, style and connection that the St. Cloud community will be proud of while honoring the rich history and traditions that came before. St. Cloud State is a special place and I am eager to meet all of the fervent Husky supporters!”
During the Buffaloes impressive run over the past six seasons, West Texas A&M has won five consecutive Lone Star Conference Tournament titles and has earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA South Central Regional Tournament four times. 
This past season, 2021-22, West Texas A&M won their fifth consecutive Lone Star Conference Tournament title and was the No. 2 seed in the South Central Region, where the Buffs compete in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Three student-athletes earned first team all-conference honors, while the Buffs finished the regular season ranked 16th in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division II Rankings.
The 2020-21 season was a banner year for the Buffs, as the program became the first program in Lone Star Conference history to secure four consecutive LSC Tournament Championship titles and advance to the NCAA Division-II National Championship game for the first time in program history. Henderson helped lead WT to its first-ever NCAA D-II Final Four appearance in 2017-18 and a program record 34 wins and an Elite Eight appearance in 2018-19.
Prior to his time at West Texas A&M, Henderson was spent two seasons at Division-III power Illinois Wesleyan under Ron Rose where he played a crucial role in two of the best seasons in program history. The team advanced to the Sweet 16 in the 2012-13 season and the NCAA Division III Final Four in the 2013-14 season, as the team’s 27 wins that season were its most since 1997.
Henderson began his collegiate playing career at Division-I Creighton, helping the Bluejays advance to a pair of postseason berths. In 2002-03, Creighton went 29-5, won the Missouri Valley Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament as a 6-seed. His final season in Omaha, 2003-04, the Bluejays qualified for the NIT Tournament.
Henderson transferred to Winona State for the 2004-05 season where he played for head coach Tom Brown and helped transform the Warriors to the Division II Team of the Decade. A three-year starter who averaged 9.0 points and 5.0 rebounds for the Warriors, Winona State advanced to the NCAA Division-II National Championship game each season, winning NCAA titles in 2006 and 2008. The Warriors set the NCAA Division-II record for most consecutive wins (57) and wins in a season (38) while winning three NSIC regular season and tournament titles with Henderson on the court.
Following his collegiate playing days, Henderson played professionally for Kilsyth Cobras of the Southeast Australian Basketball League for three seasons (2009-11). His team advanced to the SEABL playoffs each season and won a division title in 2010, while Henderson was named defensive player of the year honors twice.
Henderson grew up in Madison, Wis., where he was a first team all-state basketball and volleyball player for La Follette High School. Henderson led LFHS to a Wisconsin (WIAA) Division I basketball state championship in 2002.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Winona State in 2007 and his master’s degree in Sport Management from Illinois State in 2014.


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