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    Mitch Henderson
    Mitch Henderson

    Position:
    Assistant Coach

    Experience:
    11th Season

    Alma Mater:
    Princeton, 1998



    Mitch Henderson is in his 11th season working as an assistant with the Wildcat basketball program, all of them under head coach Bill Carmody.

    He works primarily with the team's guards and under Henderson's guidance, Craig Moore completed his Northwestern career as the school's all-time 3-point leader while earning third-team All-Big Ten accolades during the 2008-09 season.

    Henderson was a four-year starter at Princeton from 1994-98, the last two of those seasons coming under the direction of Carmody. He helped the Tigers win three straight Ivy League titles--including two with perfect 14-0 records--and three NCAA Tournament appearances, including 1996 when Princeton pulled off one of the tournament's most famous upsets by knocking off defending champion UCLA in the first round, 43-41.

    Henderson was captain of the Tigers and a second-team All-Ivy selection in 1997-98. That year, Princeton went 27-2 overall, earned a Top 10 ranking nationally, and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to Big Ten champion Michigan State.

    He played professionally for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA in January of 1999 and one season in Sligo, Ireland, from August of 1998 to January of 1999. An exceptional athlete, Henderson was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 1994 Major League Baseball draft.

    Henderson earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton in 1998. Before coming to Northwestern to begin his coaching career, he was a research associate for Lendx Corporation in San Francisco, Calif.

    Henderson resides in Chicago.