Bruce Henderson

Bruce Henderson

Player Profile

Position:
Director of Basketball Operations

Bruce Henderson was named Oregon State University director of women's basketball operations in October of 2004.

Henderson joined the Beavers after serving the past six seasons (1998-04) as an assistant coach at Portland State University.

While at PSU, Henderson served as the recruiting and scheduling coordinator, was in charge of NCAA compliance, and worked on the court with both the guards and post players.

In his first season with the Vikings, Portland State improved from a record of 11-16, and a fifth-place conference finish, to an 18-10 mark and a trip to the Big Sky Championship game.

Henderson, who was born and raised in Hawaii, graduated from Willamette University in 1984 with a degree in economics. Since then, he has gained valuable coaching experience at several different stops.

Henderson returned to his alma mater, Roosevelt High School in Hawaii, where he served as assistant coach for men's and women's basketball from 1985-90.

He made the transition to college coaching when he returned to Willamette and was assistant men's basketball coach from 1990-94, before joining the women's basketball staff from 1994-97. The 1993 men's squad won the NAIA Division II National Championship and Willamette also advanced to the quarterfinals in 1994. In 1997, the women's team qualified for the NAIA Division II Tournament.

After working with women's head coach Kathy Adelman at Portland's Jesuit High School in 1998, when the Crusaders placed third at the state tournament, Henderson was hired at Portland State.

Henderson's duties for Oregon State include film exchange, video editing, and team travel arrangements.

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