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Kevin Henderson joined the TCU track and field coaching staff in August 2012 as assistant coach for hurdles. Henderson joins the Horned Frogs after four years at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Henderson was the Bulldogs' coach for sprints and hurdles and the program's recruiting coordinator. In his four seasons at the blue oval, Drake became a program noted for having strong competitors in the hurdles events.
On the men's side, Henderson helped guide Jon DeGrave to four Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) titles, including the 2010 MVC Outstanding Men's Track Athlete of the Year award and three trips to the NCAA West Preliminaries.
On the women's team, Ari Curtis became the standard bearer for Drake hurdlers, and Henderson is to credit. Curtis qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships and USA Outdoor Championships in 2010 and has lowered the Drake school record in the 400 hurdles by over three seconds.
In 2012, Henderson coached Marissa Smith to a sweep of the MVC sprint hurdles races as the senior took the title in the indoor 60-meter hurdles and the outdoor 100 hurdles. Smith set Drake's school record in the 100 hurdles and qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary.
Prior to joining Drake, Henderson served as an assistant coach at Mesa Community College in Arizona.
Henderson, a 1987 graduate of Auburn, was the USA Outdoor Track and Field champion in the 400 hurdles. While competing at Auburn, Henderson was a six-time All-American and six-time SEC Champion. His 1987 Indoor 4x400-meter relay team still holds the Tigers' school record in the event. He was also a two-time team captain.
Henderson and his wife, Kristine, have two sons, Samuel (11) and Daniel (7).