Duncanville Hires Danny Henderson as Head Boys Basketball Coach

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Duncanville ISD Athletic Director Cathy Self-Morgan announced on Friday that Danny Henderson will replace Eric McDade as the Boy’s Varsity Basketball coach at Duncanville High School. It was announced last week that McDade had taken the varsity basketball coaching position at Southlake.

“I am absolutely thrilled that Coach Henderson has accepted the position,” said Self‐Morgan.

“Over the 20 years I have known Danny, I have watched him build state‐level championship programs through passion, knowledge, and a strong work ethic. He will bring a number of positive attributes to Duncanville that will benefit our students.”

Henderson comes from a very successful program at Flower Mound Marcus. In his three seasons at Marcus, Henderson has made three straight trips to Austin, including back-to-back State 5A titles.

Also joining Henderson will be Assistant Coach Kenny Boren, who is often credited as being behind Marcus’ stifling defense. According to reports, Boren being added to the staff was critical to Henderson taking the position.

This past year Marcus had a 39-2 season, winning 21 straight, as they defended their state championship. In his three years in Flower Mound Henderson’s team amassed a 115-6 record.

Last month MaxPreps named Henderson as Coach of the Year, and the Dallas Morning News has named him the SportsDayHS coach of the year for two straight seasons.

(L to R) Corey Chism, Danny Henderson, and Kenny Boren

Henderson was also one of six nominated for the 2012 Naismith Boy’s Coach of the Year.

Henderson is known for building a winning culture that kids believe in and are willing to fight for by showing his players how much he cares. “The glue that makes any team’s culture strong and special is love,” says Henderson. “You have to get involved in the players’ lives. They have to know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they can count on you.” Henderson says he will carry his winning formula with him to Duncanville. “I can’t wait to get started, to continue their traditions while building new ones that translate into success on the court and in life.”

Prior to coaching at Marcus, Henderson coached 2A Peaster for sixteen seasons, where he won two state championships in 1999 and 2000.

Henderson graduated from White Oak High School in 1980 and is a graduate of, and played basketball for, Austin College.

Henderson’s career started in 1988 at Liberty Hill and he currently has a 685-161 career record. Since he began coaching Henderson has four state championship titles, and seven trips to the Final Four.

Henderson and Boren will start in Duncanville in August, but will continue their duties at Marcus until then. Also joining Henderson’s staff is current assistant coach Corey Chism. Henderson will be interviewing to fill other positions on his staff in the coming days.