Alex Henderson Joins the University of Arkansas as Graduate Assistant

The University of Arkansas is adding former Duke Assistant Coach Alex Henderson to its staff as a Graduate Assistant for the fall 2021-2022 season.

The University of Arkansas is a women-only program, led by head coach Neil Harper. Arkansas witnessed at least 12 swimmers transfer away from the program during the 2020-2021 season, as well as at least one recruit switch their commitment.

The University of Arkansas is a member of the SEC. The Razorback women placed 8th at the 2021 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships.

Henderson was an assistant coach at Duke from 2017 to 2018, working under Head Coach Dan Colella. During the season Henderson spent at Duke, the Duke women placed 6th at the 2018 ACC Championship. Meanwhile, the Duke men placed 7th at the 2018 ACC Championships.

After leaving Duke, he spent 2 seasons as an assistant coach working with TIDE Swimming in Virginia, which is a USA Swimming Silver Medal Club.

During this time, Henderson had the opportunity to work with NCAA All-Americans Alyssa Marsh, Kylie Jordan, Maddie Hess, Leah Goldman, and Melissa Pish, among others.

Prior to Duke, Henderson swam at NCAA Division I College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. There, Henderson helped William & Mary to three consecutive CAA team titles (2015, 2016, and 2017), earning All-CAA honors each of those seasons.

Prior to Duke, Henderson worked as a coach with 757swim, a USA Swimming club team in Williamsburg, Virginia. According to his profile on Duke’s website, Henderson also coached “three summer league swim teams in the Virginia area,” and worked as a coach for Club Kick Start Swimming School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Bnelson
1 month ago

So he still came knowing SafeSport is investigating Neil and Dale? And do they have a dive coach yet? What a mess.

MickeyMouse
Reply to  Bnelson
1 month ago

I feel like as a grad assistant you take what you can get, any experience is good experience. Especially if he’s getting some money for school through this.

hmmm
Reply to  Bnelson
1 month ago

Where are you seeing on SafeSport that there’s an investigation?

Karen
Reply to  hmmm
1 month ago

Nowhere, the ArKarens are just out early this morning.

Bnelson
Reply to  Karen
1 month ago

Arkansas didnt want to deal with it so SafeSport took it over. It’s better this way they r impartial and first priority is the student athlete.

Paul Browning
Reply to  Bnelson
1 month ago

Bnelson you seem kinda obsessed with arkansas commenting on all of their articles. Must be a fan? Lol, go get a job or something.

Stoptheslander
Reply to  Paul Browning
1 month ago

What Paul said…. Get a life Bnelson, and quit spreading stuff that is most likely false.

College
Reply to  Bnelson
1 month ago

They have hired a diving coach, they just haven’t announced it yet.

Barbotus
1 month ago

Way to go Hendo!!!

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