UTSA Head Basketball Coach Steve Henson Signs Contract Extension and Receives Salary Increase

The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved on Tuesday a contract extension for UTSA head men’s basketball coach Steve Henson that will run through the 2023-24 season.

The contract extends Henson’s original deal an additional three seasons and raises his base salary from $280,000 to $325,000 per year.

“In his two seasons, Coach Henson has laid the foundation of a winning culture, while also demonstrating that he develops student-athletes beyond the court,” said UTSA Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Lisa Campos. “Coach Henson is the right fit for UTSA and this contract extension allows him to lead the men’s basketball program for many years to come.

“I am confident coach Henson will continue building on this success, while continuing to create excitement and support for the program.”

“I am very grateful to both Dr. Eighmy and Dr. Campos for their confidence in what we are building within the men’s basketball program,” said Henson. “I am excited to be a part of the direction both UTSA as a whole and the department of athletics is heading.”

UTSA recently completed a 20-15 season, the highest win total for the program since 2010-11. The record included an 11-7 mark in Conference USA, which earned the fifth seed in the C-USA tournament, and a 12-3 record at the Convocation Center. The Roadrunners also earned a berth to the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) where they advanced to the event’s quarterfinal round.

Among the highlights of the successful season were Henson being named the C-USA Gene Bartow and NABC District 11 Coach of the Year, Jhivvan Jackson garnering C-USA Freshman of the Year along with second team all-conference and all-freshman honors, junior Deon Lyle picking up C-USA Sixth Player of the Year and Keaton Wallace collecting all-freshman team recognition.

Under Henson the Roadrunners’ win total improved by nine in year one and by six in year two, while the program’s RPI has climbed 163 spots. In addition, Henson has led UTSA to its first two C-USA tournament wins and coached a total of 13 C-USA Freshman of the Week award winners.

Off the court, UTSA student-athletes have totaled four C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medals and nine C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll accolades, while also volunteering hundreds of hours in the San Antonio community.


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